France and St Lucia sign conventions on mutual support in criminal issues and also extradition.

Philippe Ardanaz, ambassador of France

CASTRIES, St Lucia– The governments of France and Saint Lucia authorized a convention on mutual aid in criminal matters and also an extradition convention in Castries on September 30, 2016.

The French Parliament passed a regulation authorizing authorization of the contracts and the Council of Ministers consequently authorized claimed contracts. The instruments of authorization offered by Article 25 of both conventions were signed by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and also Foreign Affairs.

During the exchange in Saint Lucia of the French and also Saint Lucian instruments of approval on October 10, 2018, at the Department of External Affairs, Philippe Ardanaz, ambassador of France to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados, turned over the two instruments of authorization of these agreements in behalf of the French government to Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, preacher in the division of exterior affairs, that, in support of the government of Saint Lucia, turned over diplomatic notes verifying the approval of both contracts by the Saint Lucian federal government.

The arrangements will become part of force on December 1, 2018. The signing of the agreements is a landmark for France and also Saint Lucia, which have enjoyed diplomatic connections from 1980, and have currently wrapped up a teamwork contract and a visa waiver contract.

These new arrangements will assist in combating criminal offense and also extraditing lawbreakers. In the past, Saint Lucia has actually utilized the facility of warrants to take care of shared lawful support issues, yet this is the very first time that an extradition contract has actually been authorized.

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