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Interior Minister Toba, Dutch Ambassador discuss police cooperation

Internal Affairs Minister Petre Toba has presented the ambassador of the Netherlands in Bucharest, Stella Ronner – Grubacic the integrated approach Romania is implementing as regards the migration-security relationship, says a release sent by the Internal Affairs Ministry (MAI) to Agerpres on Monday.

According to the MAI document, both sides have stressed the very good bilateral police cooperation as regards the fight against criminality, expressing their interest to developing it, by agreeing the new working programme on the collaboration between the Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR) and the Dutch National Police for the years to come, included.

In this context, a special accent was put on the strengthening of cooperation in investigating the economic crimes and seizing the products resulted from criminal activities, through an intensified swap of information.

As reported to the priorities announced by the Netherlands for the EU Agenda, the Interior Minister, Petre Toba presented the integrated approach Romania is implementing as regards the migration-security relation: the border’s protection through proper measures and adjusted to the current security situation and the national policies of administrating the migration phenomenon, their efficiency leading to an increased degree of safety not only of the Romanian citizens, but of the EU citizens as well.

“This approach has met appreciations of the foreign diplomat, who has stressed the similarity of the Dutch authorities’ approach of such matters, that will be promoted in the next six months at the EU level, too,” says the MAI release.

The visit has occurred due to the Netherlands’ Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2016.

Minister Petre Toba addressed congratulations for that and expressed the availability of cooperation and support for the common interest fields’ progress.

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