Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) Signs New Agreement with FBI

On July 28th Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) signed a new agreement to better investigate criminal cases.

The agreement includes cooperation in: detection of accused criminals, fingerprint identification and data exchange, arrests, criminal detection, releases before trials, prosecution, judgement, supervision and rehabilitation as well as the fight against terrorism and crime prevention.

The agreement will also see Georgia and the US cooperating to ensure the protection of human rights and freedoms. 

Archil Talakvadze, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, stressed that this agreement would further strengthen cooperation between Georgian and American law enforcement agencies.

"I am very happy to announce that the FBI in conjunction with criminal justice information services has engaged in a very formal agreement with the Government of Georgia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to share biometrics… what that means is now we have been engaged in the sharing agreement for fingerprints, and other biometric information such as facial recognition that now both of our countries can share and have access to… I think it will help both of our countries more forward in fighting criminal activity as well as counter-terrorism and our efforts to combat terrorism in both of our countries”- Kathleen Canning, legal attache of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), noted.

29 July 2015 13:32