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Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Dr Nebojsa Stefanovic and the ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Jan Lundin signed agreements on 5 February 2019 in Belgrade that will enable further strategic cooperation between the Serbian and Swedish police..

"Our cooperation so far has contributed greatly to the reform of the Serbian police and made it recognized as a valuable and important international partner in the fight against organized crime, corruption and all other forms of crime. Serbia is a country that is clearly defined for the path to the European Union and the adoption of its values, and the reform of the Ministry, based on Swedish models and cooperation with Sweden, can only bring great benefits, "Stefanovic said after signing the agreement.

Minister and Ambassador signed cooperation agreements within the project "Reducing Risks in Serbia through Improved Coordination in Emergency Management", cooperation within the program "Development of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2019-2020" and Agreement for the implementation of the program "Support development capacities of strategic management and European integration in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia ".

Stefanovic thanked the Kingdom of Sweden, the Swedish police and Ambassador Lundin, as he stated, not only on financial support, but also on continuous and dedicated cooperation.
"These agreements will enable the continuation of strategic cooperation with the Swedish police and the development of the Serbian Ministry of Interior. I would particularly like to point out the Emergency Situation Agreement that will enable us to help one another and to support ourselves in the difficult times caused by natural disasters, "said Stefanovic.

He thanked Ambassador Lundin for his commitment to activities that would enable Serbia to move faster towards the European Union.

 

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COOPERATION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SERBIAN AND SWEDISH POLICE

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Ambassador Lundin pointed out that the excellent long-standing cooperation between the Swedish and Serbian police is not only of a technical nature, but also in the joint fight against organized crime.
"Sweden strongly supports the Serbian path towards the European Union, especially in key chapters 23 and 24. And today's agreements are a step further in that direction," Lundin said.
 
He stressed that the Agreement on Improving Coordination in Emergency, signed, will contribute to the exchange of valuable experiences that both parties have in the disasters and specified that the Cooperation Agreements under the Program "Support to the Development Capacities of Strategic Management and European Integration" and ” Development of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2019-2020 " represent the continuation of earlier projects of police development, especially in the area of intelligence led policing, strategic planning, development of forensics and gender equality.
 
"It is in the interest of Europe that Serbia obtain Swedish experience in these areas, which will facilitate its further path towards European integration. And this is Sweden's investment in the European future of Serbia, "Lundin said, pointing out that more than a third of the annual budget for cooperation with Serbia is intended for cooperation programs with the Ministry of the Interior.

 

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COOPERATION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SERBIAN AND SWEDISH POLICE

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COOPERATION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SERBIAN AND SWEDISH POLICE