ArmInfo.Chairman of the RA Investigative Committee Argishti Kyaramyan received a delegation led by newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Kristina Kvien.
According to the press service of the Investigative Committee, Argishti Kyaramyan congratulated Kristina Kvien on her assumption of the post of Ambassador. He highly appreciated the participation of the U.S. Embassy in deepening cooperation between the law enforcement systems of the two countries, strengthening democracy in Armenia, sectoral reforms and developing the potential of the Republic of Armenia in the fight against crime.
The head of the investigative body noted that the effectiveness of cooperation was expressed by the quantitative increase in the detection of transnational crimes, as well as by the detection of crimes that have become more complex as a result of technological development. And the development of new effective methods of struggle, the ongoing technical and technological saturation contribute to tangible achievements.
Argishti Kyaramyan especially noted the formation of a computer-technical laboratory in the RA Investigative Committee, which is of key importance in terms of obtaining electronic evidence of cybercrimes and crimes committed in the field of high technologies. With funding from the U.S. Department of State of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), the Committee was provided with the most modern software, a powerful server and other equipment in this area, which made it possible to expand the functions of the laboratory. In terms of its saturation, it is among the best regional laboratories.
Ambassador Kvien noted that there are good traditions of close cooperation between the U.S. Embassy and the RA Investigative Committee, and she wants bring them to a higher level. She added that the United States is ready to support Armenia in reforming the law enforcement sector and to further develop the capabilities of the RA Investigative Committee based on the priorities set by the Armenian side.
Issues related to drug trafficking through online platforms, money laundering using cryptocurrencies, interaction between the law enforcement systems of the two countries in the fight against cybercrime, as well as the implementation of targeted programs aimed at improving the skills of investigators of the RA Criminal Investigation Department in these areas were discussed. An exchange of views took place on improving the effectiveness of mutual legal assistance between the two countries.
The Ambassador was introduced to the computer-technical laboratory operating in the Republic of Armenia, equipped with the assistance of the United States. She got acquainted with the capabilities of the laboratory for conducting a digital search for computer systems, detecting and restoring digital traces, both in the criminal investigation department and in other investigative bodies.