Thursday, January 18, 2018
Albania, Greece mull project to set up joint border crossing points
Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-18
TIRANA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Albania and Greece police authorities discussed Wednesday to set up joint border crossing points which would begin in Kakavija (southern Albania) and later be applied in all the other points along the border with Greece.
The talks were held during a meeting attended by Head of Albania's Border and Migration Department Aida Hajnaj and Greek Police Inspector General for Aliens and Border Protection of Hellenic Police, Zaharoula Tsirigoti, in cross border point of Kapshtica (southeast Albania).
The two officials also assessed a fruitful synchronized border police patrolling which, according to them, helped police of both countries step up efforts against criminal activities at Albanian and Greek border.
The joint police patrolling is aimed to prevent, discover and deal blows to criminal activity, said a press statement of Albanian police.
Hajnaj expressed grateful thanks to her Greek counterpart for the good cooperation, support and assistance given to the Albanian Border Police.
On her part, Tsirigoti highlighted the measures taken in fight against organized crime in the border regions.
She emphasized that so far joint patrols and exchange of information between the two police services had yielded positive results in the arrest of several suspects and at the same time sequester of narcotics.