Treaty Between the Russian Federation and Japan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Tokyo, the 12th of May 2009)

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TREATY
BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND JAPAN ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
(Tokyo, the 12th of May 2009)

The Russian Federation and Japan (hereinafter referred to as the "Parties"),

Desiring to establish more effective cooperation between both States in the field of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters,

Desiring that such cooperation will contribute to combating crime in both States,

Have agreed as follows:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized, have signed this Treaty.

DONE at Tokio, this twelfth day of May, 2009, in duplicate, in the Russian, Japanese and English languages, all texts being equally authentic. In case of any divergence of interpretation, the English text shall prevail.

For the Government

For the Government

of the Russian Federation

of Japan

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