The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela signed an understanding memorandum this Wednesday, based on the principle of positive complementarity established in the Rome Statute.
On behalf of the ICC, signed the Chief Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan QC, while on behalf of the Bolivarian Government the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, did the same from the Sol del Peru Hall of Miraflores Palace, in Caracas.
The memorandum is based on the conviction that the institutions of the Venezuelan Public Power have the competence, will and capacity to carry out, as has already been demonstrated, the investigations corresponding to the facts denounced before the Court, and establishes a framework of collaboration with the Prosecutor’s Office of the CPI reaffirming the inalienable will of our institutions to deliver justice to the last consequences.
The understanding memorandum materialized at the end of the visit of the ICC Prosecutor’s Office delegation to Venezuela, which officially began on Monday, November 1 with a meeting with the Head of State, who thanked the ICC Prosecutor for the willingness to meet in situ with the authorities to learn about the operation of Venezuelan institutions.
This way, Venezuela ratifies its willingness to establish a positive cooperation dialogue with the ICC Prosecutor’s Office.
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