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Capacity building for the Macedonian security sector

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British Embassy launches project support for the Macedonian Bureau for Public Security in partnership with the UK National Crime Agency.

On 17 November in Skopje by signing a memorandum for cooperation the British Embassy launched programme assistance for methodologies of intelligence gathering as part of the UK support to capacity building for the Macedonian security sector. The programme was launched in Skopje by signing a memorandum of cooperation of the British Embassy, the UK National Crime Agency and the Macedonian Bureau for Public Security.

In their addressing remarks the Bureau Director Mitko Cavkov, ambassador Charles Garrett and the NCA Regional Director Hadley Gill underlined the excellent cooperation between the British and Macedonian institutions and expressed hope that both parties will see the benefit from the cooperation in this project of sharing good practices.

Our ambassador Charles Garrett said:

The cooperation in the area of security and fighting organised crime is very important. The UK highly appreciates the cooperation with Macedonia in this area. Organised crime significantly affects countries and societies. It affects economy and subverts the national and regional stability and backslides the process of integration towards the euro-atlantic structures. Through these trainings we will be able to support our Macedonian partners and to transfer experience and help them in building capacities for preparing analysis by gathering information which contribute to more efficiency in fighting organised crime.

The programme support will be implemented by series of trainings in the period of November 2014 until March 2015.

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