Corruption, embezzlement charges

Iraqi PM requests Lebanese assistance with extradition requests

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani met with the head of the Lebanese anti-corruption authority, Judge Claude Karam, on Thursday, to discuss collaboration on the recovery of embezzled funds and the extradition of wanted individuals, marking these efforts as a benchmark for successful diplomatic relations between nations.

A statement from Sudani’s office reads:

Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani welcomed Judge Claude Karam, head of the Lebanese National Anti-Corruption Authority. During the meeting, his excellency pointed out that the Iraqi government has placed the fight against corruption at the top of its priorities. It has made collaboration with brotherly and friendly countries on the issue of recovering embezzled funds and wanted individuals a standard for successful diplomatic relations with those countries.

The meeting also covered requests for legal assistance, procedures for the extradition of individuals wanted for corruption charges, recovery of embezzled funds, exchange of information regarding suspects and wanted individuals, and emphasized the importance of exchanging expertise and technologies to enhance the efficiency of those working in the field of anti-corruption in both countries.