Corlatean meets Swiss FM in Bern

On Thursday, Didier Burkhalter, Switzerland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, commended the cooperation between Romanian and Swiss law enforcement agencies, but he emphasized that fighting crime is still “a major challenge,” a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bern informs, Mediafax informs. Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister and his Romanian counterpart met yesterday at a business lunch organized on the occasion of Titus Corlatean’s visit to Switzerland. The agenda included topics such as the cooperation between Romanian and Swiss law enforcement agencies and financial assistance granted by Bern to Bucharest, as part of a contribution to help diminish economic and social disparity in an extended European Union. Burkhalter expressed “content regarding the cooperation in fighting against crime and human trafficking.” “However, fighting crime is still a major challenge,” the Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister stated. In fact, Switzerland has initiated several projects (under the financial assistance program for Romania) aimed at fighting against human trafficking and protecting human trafficking victims. “The cooperation with Romania is going very well” under the financial assistance program worth 180 million Swiss francs, the Swiss official stated. Between November 6 and 7, Titus Corlatean, Foreign Affairs Minister of Romania, went on official visit to the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation.

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