Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, renewed its cooperation plan with the Moldovan Border Police for the period 2022-2024. The aim is to strengthen security at the borders between EU Member States and Moldova and specify how the agency and Moldovan authorities will continue working together in areas ranging from combatting cross-border crime, exchanging information to training activities.
Frontex will continue to cooperate with the Moldovan authorities also by including Moldovan observers in Frontex operational activities.
The document was signed by Fabrice Leggeri, the Executive Director of Frontex, and Rosian Vasiloi, the Head of the Moldovan Border Police. The of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Jānis Mažeiks, was also present during the virtual event.
Cooperation plans are a tool that Frontex has at its disposal to translate bilateral commitments expressed in Working Arrangements into concrete actions. Such plans are concluded with the closest non-EU partners to provide practical roadmaps for operational collaboration for the time period of three years.