Mutual trust can eliminate the threat of international economic crimes, says Tushar Mehta.

Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta urged member states to eliminate the danger of transnational economic crimes . Mehta stressed the importance of reciprocal legal assistance agreements .

New Delhi (India): Solicitor General of India (S-G India), Tushar Mehta, the 20th meeting of prosecutors general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), urged member states to broaden the scope of the forum's activities and eliminate the danger of transnational economic crimes by improving mutual respect, understanding, cooperation, and contact between the member states, according to S-G India.Mehta also stressed the importance of reciprocal legal assistance agreements, especially in situations where it is necessary to gather evidence and conduct formal investigations abroad with the assistance of a foreign government, when the accused person has left the country after committing a crime, or when a part of it was committed outside the country.The meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, featured Indian delegates Tushar Mehta and Anju Rathi Rana, (additional secretary), Department of Justice, as well as delegations from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Pakistan, Russia, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the SCO secretary Zhang Ming.The protocol was adopted by member states, which included the deliberations of the 20th meeting of prosecutors general of the SCO and would be adopted by these states.