Serbian and Bulgarian police "pursue fugitives" during drill

BELGRADE -- Serbia and Bulgaria police forces on Tuesday conducted a joint exercise - meant to help them train to "pursue fugitives trying to cross a state border."

The drill was conducted in the Serbian municipalities of Pirot and Dimitrovgrad, and across the border in Bulgaria.

Under the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe, police officers will be able to continue their pursuit of dangerous criminals beyond the borders of their country, Tanjug said.

Serbian Interior Ministry (MUP) communications and liaison officer Zorana Katić said that Serbia has become the 11th party to the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe, which is the main reason for organizing the exercise.

The exercise was attended by Austrian police and European Commission officials.