Niger, Mali and Chad, facing terrorist attacks and cross-border crimes, inked a “historic” agreement on judicial cooperation in Niamey, Niger’s state radio reported on Wednesday.
“The borders between Mali, Chad and Niger no longer exist in judicial matters,” said Chadian Minister of Justice, Mahamat Hassan, who welcomed “the historic agreement” in “the fight against terrorism and crime Cross-border “.
“The inking of the agreement comes at a time when our states are facing the great challenges of terrorism, organized crime and drug, human and arms trafficking,” said Minister of Justice of Niger, Marou Amadou.
The judicial cooperation agreement, inked by the Ministers of Justice of the three countries of the Sahelian band, aims at establishing international rogatory commissions and the exchange of judicial documents.
It also authorizes joint investigations and the transfer of prosecutions.