Albania and Macedonia on Thursday signed a protocol to strengthen border cooperation, Interior Ministry said.
The document, signed by Albanian Deputy Interior Minister Stefan Cipa and his Macedonian counterpart Agim Nuhiu, determined in detail the areas, manners, circumstances and conditions concerning illegal border crossings.
According to the ministry, under the protocol, it is now possible for police units of both countries to cross the border to pursue perpetrators.
“It is believed that the protocol will encourage exchanges between the two sides and enhance their fight against drugs, illegal trafficking as well as religious radicalism and terrorism.
“The police units of both countries are also expected to forge closer ties in other areas after the signing of the protocol’’, Cipa said. (Xinhua/NAN)