The Director General of the Customs Administration, Goran Sugareski met today with the Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski. The purpose of the meeting was to promote the cooperation and the processes that the Customs Administration has with all institutions with which it cooperates as stipulated under the law.

Joint activities and the manner of cooperation, collaboration at border crossings and along the border line, cross-border traffic control, one-stop control, cooperation to prevent and combat criminal activities and offenses, were the topic of today's meeting between Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Customs Director General Goran Sugareski.

"The good inter-institutional cooperation so far will continue in terms of future ways to effectively take immediate joint activities to protect the state border of the Republic of North Macedonia, strengthen anti-corruption activities, prevent and detect organized and other types of crime, facilitae and accelerate the movement of goods and passengers and more efficient use of available resources, "said Sugareski.

The Minister reiterated the focus on fight against crime and corruption with the creation of the National Center for Fight against Corruption based in the Ministry of Interior, which includes all institutions with powers of prosecution and investigation to combat corruption, which, of course, includes the Customs Administration.

„"Our institutions, which stand side by side in their competencies and legal obligations in the fight against corruption and organized crime, must continue their activities intensively and the results of that fight will be the results of our country as a whole," said Minister Spasovski.

It was pointed out that the Interior Ministry and the Customs Administration will continue to create modern solutions and techniques that exclude the human factor, such as the planned equipping of all border crossings for police and customs, with the so-called "Body cameras" and a software solution that will monitor the work of employees.

Both sides emphasized that a successful fight against organized crime and corruption requires stronger cooperation with the Public Prosecutor's Office, which is expected to reach a higher level.

The progress of the six major future projects of permanent cooperation between the Ministry of Interior and the Customs Administration was also discussed at the meeting in order to ensure their continuous successful implementation.

 

 

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