Based on the national strategies and action plans against organized crime, narcotics and terrorism, the Mission in Kosovo as a supportive organization in implementing these strategies, facilitated visits of the Kosovo Police Organized Crime and International Coordination Unit managers with their counterparts from the police organizations of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Hungary.
The purpose of these meetings, which took place from 15 to 22 September, was to establish a regional police co-operation, exchange of information and planning of joint case investigations.
Besides getting acquainted with their regional counterparts in person, these meetings enabled the police managers to identify the prevention of migrant smuggling and trafficking with narcotics, as well as preventing and combating extremism and terrorism, as core areas where an increase of co-operation is required.
Furthermore, they exchanged contact details and agreed to organize further joint meetings at the technical level of investigators for concrete cases.
Worth noting is that as a result of these visits/meetings, joint investigations on some cases between these agencies were already initiated.