Trilateral Bulgaria-Greece-Turkey contact centre opened at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint

A trilateral Bulgarian-Greek-Turkish contact centre opened at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint on November 25 2016, the culmination of five years’ work to produce it.

The opening ceremony of the facility, which will enable exchange of information among law enforcement and customs authorities, was attended by the interior ministers of the three countries.

Undoubtedly, our expectations are high – this is the first trilateral center for Bulgaria and Greece, and the first of its kind for Turkey in general,” Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova said.

Buchvarova thanked her Greek and Turkish colleagues, recalling the long process during which mutual trust had been built up, contacts deepened and all aspects of future co-operation discussed, an Interior Ministry statement said.


As a result, in May 2015 an agreement was signed on the establishment of the centre, and a year later, in May 2016, this had entered into force.

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