India, Lithuania sign extradition treaty

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2017 17:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 9 (ANI):India on Monday signed an extradition treaty with Lithuania following a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Lithuanian counterpart Linus Linkevicius in New Delhi, thus enhancing its engagement with the Baltic region.

"India & Lithuania signed Treaty on Extradition and Protocol amending & supplementing the Agreement relating to Air Services," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania.

The treaty would help in extradition of fugitive criminals including terrorists for criminal prosecutions from Lithuania who may have committed crimes against India. It will bring the criminals to justice, with a view to ensure peace and tranquility to public at large.

On October 4,the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania.

Foreign Minister Linkevicius also gifted Sushma Swaraj a copy of Sanskrit-Lietuviu Mala, a compilation of 108 Sanskrit words that are common in both the languages.

"He told me that there are some 10,000 Sanskrit words in Lithuanian language. The compilation work is in progress," Sushma tweeted.

(ANI)

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