CAIRO: Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat signed an agreement with French counterpart Attorney General Francois Falletti to “enhance the knowledge of members of the public prosecutor of the two countries,” Barakat said in a statement Sunday evening.
“The agreement provides new techniques in the joint legal fields, and enhances the strong relations and legal bonds between Cairo and Paris,” the statement read.
In 2012, the French Minister of Justice signed a cooperation protocol with Egypt in the legal and judicial fields, MENA reported.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced during his visit to Egypt in September 2012 that his country was ready to cooperate with Egypt.
The Egyptian Attorney General sent a letter to the French government in September 2013 urging Paris to cooperate with the Egyptian side to reclaim funds smuggled by former President Hosni Mubarak, Sada al-Balad newspaper reported.
Egypt is seeking to reclaim smuggled public money from several countries including England, France, Cyprus, and Switzerland, which is the only country to have revealed the amount of Mubarak’s assets in its territory: $664 million.