EUROPOL Executive Director Cathrine De Bolle has said that the cooperation between EUROPOL and Cyprus Police is extremely positive and fruitful.
De Bolle, who is currently on an official visit to Cyprus, met on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters with the Chief of the Police Stelios Papatheodorou.
During the meeting, issues of common interest, including the recent entry into force of the revised Europol Regulation and the fight against serious and organized crime and terrorism, were discussed.
In the meeting, proposals were submitted by the Cyprus Police to strengthen the cooperation with Europol. In addition, ways in which the international organization can support Cyprus in the fight against crime were discussed.
Speaking after the meeting, De Bolle said that the purpose of her visit to Cyprus, as well as to other member states of the international organization, is to discuss and draw up a common plan for the best possible support of the member states from the Europol, in the fight against organized crime and terrorism.
She said that they recognize the important role of the member states and emphasized that “police cooperation with Cyprus is extremely positive and fruitful”.
The Chief of Police stated that the visit of the Executive Director of Europol to Cyprus is highly honorable but also important for both the Police and the country.
Describing De Bolle as a valuable friend and collaborator, Papatheodorou referred to the cooperation of the Cyprus Police and Europol, both in the fight against crime and in the issue of illegal immigration.
“With Europol we have developed and maintain a sincere and constructive partnership, which focuses on sharing and analyzing information, organizing joint operations, training our staff and leveraging expertise,” he said.
Source: Cyprus News Agency