12:58 02.03.2016

Ukraine's interior ministry mulling opening of mission of experts to help reforming ministry with Norway

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Ukraine's interior ministry mulling opening of mission of experts to help reforming ministry with Norway

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine will cooperate with Norwegian colleagues, who are ready to provide extensive support to Ukraine in the process of improving the rule of law system, the ministry has reported.

According to a report posted on the Interior Ministry's website on Tuesday, Director of the international cooperation and European integration department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Meri Akopyan met the Norwegian delegation headed by Deputy Director General of the Justice and Public Security Ministry of Norway Tonje Meinich.

"The sides discussed modalities of the further actions aimed at establishing effective cooperation in the context of the implementation of the decision of the Norwegian government on the provision of the funds to help Ukrainian reforms in the law enforcement area and justice," the ministry said.

It was discussed that Norway plans to create the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Ukraine (NORLAU) similar to those created by Oslo in Georgia and Moldova.

The ministry said that Norway has been participating in international civil missions and cooperation to improve the rule of law system for a long period of time. In 2004, Norway created the pool of experts in the area to enhance its contribution into the rule of law area at the international level. It consists of judges, prosecutors, policemen, prison officers and lawyers.

Norwegian experts and specialists successfully work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Afghanistan and Moldova.

"At the meeting an agreement to hold additional negotiations at the level of experts in March to plan and agree the concept of cooperation in the police compound and draw up a draft agreement to fix the intentions of the sides," the ministry said.

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