Cabinet approval for Russia extradition deal
ABSCONDING RUSSIAN criminals hoping to find a safe haven in Panama may soon be disappointed.
The Cabinet Council approved has approved sending a bill proposed by the Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to the National Assembly. It will allow Panama to extradite criminals who are wanted by Russia.
The Cabinet resolution 90 of August 25, has been published in the Official Gazette.
Saint Malo de Alvarado and Russian Foreign Minister Alexander Konovalov signed an extradition treaty last April and reiterated their interest in strengthening bilateral ties.
Tthe Vice President is expected to go to the National Assembly in the next few weeks, to propose the law.