Frontex, the EU’s border protection agency, is reported to be pleased with Bulgaria’s border protection efforts.
According to the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) news, the Interior Ministry said Interior Minister Ivan Demirdzhiev and Frontex Deputy Executive Director for Return and Operations Lars Gerdes met.
During the meeting, the work of the Bulgarian border guards was also discussed, in addition to the issue of cooperation in protecting the external borders of the European Union.
The work of the Bulgarian border guards and their efforts to protect the country’s borders has been assessed to be of great value.
He stated that Frontex supports Bulgaria in improving the protection of its borders with Turkey, Serbia and North Macedonia through joint operations.
Meanwhile, Bulgaria was reported to have sent its border guards for joint operations in other EU member states.
Emphasizing that high financial resources are needed for effective border protection through technical equipment, Minister Demirdzhiev stressed that a common European awareness on this issue should be reached.
Lars Gerdes was in Bulgaria to attend a conference on effective management of the EU’s external borders, organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior.
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