23 June 2021

Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev met with Prosecutor General of the Republic of Albania Olsian Çela

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Today, June 23, 2021, the Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev met with the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Albania Olsian Çela at the Palace of Justice in Sofia.

He is visiting Bulgaria on the occasion of the Second Working Forum of the Balkan States General Prosecutors on „The Role of the Prosecutor`s Office in Promoting the Rule of Law”, which takes place from 23 to 25 June 2021 in Sofia.

The first Forum was held in 2019 in Izmir, Republic of Turkey. The purpose of its establishment was to stimulate cooperation and interaction between the prosecutors' offices of the Balkan countries through regular meetings and exchange of good practices.

During the talks, the two sides discussed issues of mutual interest, the fight against organized crime and cooperation between the two Prosecutor’s Offices on criminal matters.

In 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Albania, envisaging for cooperation in the field of international legal assistance and mutual exchange of information.