Serbia and Finland ink police cooperation agreement

Interior ministers of Serbia and Finland Nebojsa Stefanovic and Paivi Rasanen signed on Thursday an agreement on police cooperation.

Source: Tanjug

The agreement also concerns preventing and combating crime, and will "speed up Serbia's progress in the EU integration process," Tanjug reported.

"Finland supports Serbia's bid to join the EU, as well as the EU enlargement policy based on and in accordance with the agreements in this area," Rasanen said at a joint press conference with Stefanovic.

The aim of our visit is to express our support to Serbia on its EU path, said Rasanen, who previously signed a police cooperation agreement with Stefanovic, adding that they also discussed current topics.

She stressed that Serbia, moving towards the EU, should continue implementing reforms and strive to achieve positive results, pointing out that the support for the much needed and often very difficult reforms is provided through the strong mandate of the current government.

The Finnish minister also commended "the objectivity and professionalism of Serbia's approach to the European integration process."


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