Israel, Brazil sign legal aid, prisoner transfer agreements

The agreements come after the two countries signed an extradition treaty in late 2009.

September 19, 2011 03:49


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Israel and Brazil signed agreements on Sunday over legal assistance and prisoner transfer between the two countries.

The agreements come after the two countries signed an extradition treaty in late 2009.

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Israel was represented in the three-day-long negotiations by Gal Levertov, director of the Department of International Affairs in the State Attorney’s Office, and his deputy Yitzhak Bloom.

Minister Rodrigo do Amaral Souza, head of immigration and legal affairs at Brazil’s Foreign Ministry, headed the Brazilian delegation.

Ambassador to Brazil Rafi Eldad welcomed the negotiations, dubbing them an important milestone in the close relations between the two countries and in the friendship between the Israeli and Brazilian peoples.

The new agreements will strengthen these relations, Eldad said.

Brazil is the first Latin American country with which Israel has reached an agreement in principle and signed on all three agreements for international law enforcement cooperation.

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