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2 Sep 2015

Belarusian, Moldovan interior ministries to cooperate in personnel training

MINSK, 2 September (BelTA) – Belarusian Interior Minister Igor Shunevich and his Moldovan counterpart Oleg Balan discussed interaction between the two ministries in training, advanced training, and retraining personnel on 2 September. A protocol to advance cooperation in this area was signed as a result of the talks, the press service of the Belarusian Interior Ministry told BelTA.

According to the source, the document provides for sharing information about regulatory acts, data, the best practices as well as results of scientific researches and guidelines with regard to training personnel for law enforcement agencies. The protocol will allow education institutions in Belarus and Moldova to train representatives of Belarusian and Moldovan law enforcement agencies for free or at preferential prices.

Apart from that, the protocol has expanded the legal base for organizing working meetings, mutual consultations, conferences, practical discussions, seminars and other joint events for Belarusian and Moldovan specialists.

A session of the CIS Interior Ministers Council took place in Minsk on 2 September. Delegations representing the interior ministries and police forces of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan as well as representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS bureau for coordinating the fight against organized crime and other dangerous kinds of crime, representatives of Belarusian government agencies took part in the event.

The heads of the law enforcement agencies laid flowers and wreaths at the Victory Monument in Minsk on 2 September. They also met with Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov.

The agenda of the CIS Interior Ministers Council session included priorities in cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In particular, participants of the session discussed fight against cybercrimes, vehicle stealing, trade in new psychoactive psychotropic substances and narcotics, and illegal actions committed by informal associations of sport fans.

Apart from that, the session participants reviewed several things concerning the management of the specialized databank run by the CIS bureau for coordinating the fight against organized crime and other dangerous kinds of crime. A number of bilateral talks were held as well.

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