Iran, Poland ink MoU on fighting organized crime

Interior ministers of Iran and Poland on Mon. signed a memorandum to boost up cooperation on fighting organized crime.

Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Iranian Interior Minister, met with his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak in Warsaw on Monday, where he highlighted the need for further cooperation and cementing the friendly ties between the two countries, and expressed his concern over the growth of organized crime and the resulting threats.

The two sides signed a 9-article agreement for dealing effectively with such threats. Under the agreement, Iran and Poland will step up cooperation on fighting terrorist crimes; procurement, production, storage, distribution, transportation, and trafficking of narcotics, psychotropic drugs and basic chemicals; human trafficking; forgery of passports, visas and other official documents; counterfeit currency and security documents; money laundering; cybercrimes; firearms, ammunition and explosives trafficking; cultural and historical properties trafficking; and crimes against protected natural environments.

Rahmani Fazli also held talks with Polish Digitisation Minister Anna Strezynska on Monday during which the two sides stressed collaboration against cybercrimes which are rapidly expanding.

During the meeting, the two sides reached an agreement on forming a committee comprising representatives from Iran’s ICT Ministry and cyber police and representatives from Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs and special law enforcement units. The committee will be tasked to execute the articles stipulated in the agreement on the fight against organized crime.