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India, Belgium hold talks on Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty

IANS  |  New Delhi 

and Belgium here on Thursday conducted negotiations on the proposed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) on criminal matters, an official said.

The Belgium delegation was led by Steven Limbourg, General Counsellor and Head of the Directorate-III Criminal Law of the Directorate General Legislation, fundamental rights and freedoms, while the Indian delegation was led by Bipin Mallick, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said a Home Ministry statement.

"The meeting was held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere," the statement said.

MLAT is an agreement between two or more countries for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information in an effort to enforce public or criminal laws.

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