The results of the Border Police activity are worthy of respect, said Interior Minister Carmen Dan on Tuesday, who congratulated the border guards on the occasion of the 154th anniversary of institutional activity of this state body.
“Vigilant and dedicated rescuers shouldering the responsibility, not very often easy, to protect the borders of Romania, the country they have sworn to be loyal to. These are the border guards who are celebrating their official day today. People know about them that they conduct missions at the borders of the country, without necessarily identifying them as rescuers. However, it is certainly not the same opinion of 270 people who, quite recently, were in danger of drowning in the waters of the Aegean Sea. Those people are alive now because of the Romanian border guards and their colleagues from other states that have acted, under the aegis of FRONTEX, in support of the Greek authorities!,” Dan says in a Facebook post.
According to her, to an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs any illegality stopped on time is a reason for professional fulfillment.
“I am convinced that this is what the two colleagues who have received the distinction the border police officer of 2018 award felt. And rightly so! The results obtained by them in the fight against smuggling and trafficking in migrants are worthy of respect. I also want to congratulate all border guards for an achievement that involved hard work and strategic approach. I am talking about a 53pct decrease in illegal immigration at Romania’s borders in the first half of 2018, compared with the similar period last year. I want to use this opportunity to convey the most sincere wishes for health and professional fulfillment to all colleagues who are dedicated to the protection of the people and the borders of Romania and of the European Union! … Happy Border Police Day!”