Ukrainian law enforcement officers, border guards and customs officers got an opportunity for a prompt exchange of information with their Romanian and Moldovan counterparts.This was announced by Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov on September 28.
"Within the framework of an open agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of Moldova, we joined the Galati Contact Centre. This is a leap forward toward the fight against international and transnational crime. The goal of the Galati Contact Centre is the swift exchange of information between the border, customs and police departments of the participating countries", Arsen Avakov stressed.
The Minister noted that the Ukrainian side will be represented by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the National Police of Ukraine.
It is expected that the sides will be able to exchange the following information, i.a. legislation of the contracting parties; operational situation at border crossing points; emergency situations at the border and at checkpoints; refusals to enter the territory of the member-states of the Treaty; violation or attempts to violate the legislation of the member states of the Treaty; on combating cross-border crime, trafficking in human beings, illegal migration, smuggling, illicit trafficking in weapons, explosive substances, narcotic substances and psychotropic substances.
At present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is preparing all necessary documents to inform the participating countries on the accession of Ukraine.