Europol, Ukraine discuss security

Oct. 16, 2008 at 6:03 PM

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Top authorities from Ukraine and Europol have begun discussions on ways to further cooperation on security in the region.

Ukraine Deputy Interior Minister Vasyl Marmazov headed a delegation during talks with Europol aimed at preparing a draft agreement for a strategic partnership between Ukraine and the EU law enforcement organization, the Ukrainian government reported.

Officials say the strategic partnership is part of an effort to strengthen communication and collaboration between Ukraine and Europol on issues concerning terrorism, drug trafficking and threats from transnational organized crime.

Marmazov and officials from Europol "reached a consensus on the identification of definitions and principles put in the agreement (and) outlined a procedure of the agreement's coming into operation," the release said.

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