(CMC) – Two agreements which will assist in combating crime and extraditing criminals have been signed between the governments of St. Lucia and France.
The Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and the Extradition Convention are expected to come into force on December 1.
During a ceremony of exchange of the French and St Lucian Instruments of Approval here Thursday, Philippe Ardanaz, Ambassador of France to the OECS Member States and Barbados, handed over the instruments to Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, St.Lucia’s Minister in the Department of External Affairs.
“These new agreements will assist in combatting crime and extraditing criminals,” she noted adding that in the past, St Lucia has used the facility of warrants to deal with mutual legal assistance matters. “But this is the first time that an extradition agreement is signed,” she said.