Bulgarian cabinet approves proposed deal with Israel on law enforcement co-operation

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on September 9 a draft intergovernmental agreement between Bulgaria and Israel on co-operation in law enforcement and public security.

Expectations are that the two countries will strengthen co-operation in law enforcement by co-ordinating and facilitating co-operation in combating crime and ensuring public safety, a government media statement said.

The areas of co-operation include prevention, detection and investigation of organised crime, human trafficking, money laundering, illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors, computer crimes; as well as relief in crises associated with large fires, the protection of public and large-scale events and other areas, the statement said.

A joint working group will monitor and evaluate the implementation of the agreement. It is envisaged that the parties may conclude implementing arrangements for the implementation of joint projects, the Bulgarian government said.

(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)



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