MIA cooperation strengthened with the internal affairs system of Albania

In order to intensify cooperation in the fight against threats to security and public order, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Adrian Efros, together with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania, Taulant Balla, signed, in Chisinau, the Agreement on Police Cooperation between the two states.

Under that Agreement, cooperation in the prevention, detection and police investigation of crimes will be improved. At the same time, a legal framework will be established that will facilitate the organization and carrying out of joint special investigation activities for the prevention and detection of cross-border crimes, which represent a serious threat to the security of both states and the EU.

“I am glad to have signed, today, the intergovernmental agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Albania on police cooperation, which will significantly contribute to the prevention, countering and combating of international cross-border crime, such as illegal migration, human or drug trafficking. It is a strong signal of confidence and a progressive step in the development of Moldovan-Albanian police cooperation, especially at the operational level”, said the Minister of Internal Affairs, Adrian Efros.

In this sense, the competent authorities of the two states will cooperate in the field of combating crimes related to cross-border crime, the manufacture and trafficking of narcotic drugs, pimping, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, theft and illegal trafficking of weapons and armaments, but also in other areas, such as the eradication of cybercrime.

In this case, the Agreement will regulate the organizational and procedural aspects of the exchange of information between law enforcement authorities, contributing to its efficiency.

We mention that preventing and combating organized crime is a priority direction in the activity of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova and occupies an important place in the international police cooperation dialogue.