Director General’s visit in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

At the invitation of the competent authorities of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, during 27-28 February 2018, the Director General of SELEC, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva met the Minister of Interior of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Oliver Spasovski. The parties agreed on further enhancing the cooperation at operational level, with a focus on the joint investigations and operations conducted within SELEC. In the framework of this visit, Mrs. Maleeva had a meeting with the Director of the Bureau for Public Security, Mr. Lazo Velkovski, the active involvement and contribution to SELEC activities of the law enforcement authorities of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia being underlined by Mrs. Maleeva.

With this occasion the awarding ceremony for the successful operation “Coordination” coordinated through SELEC was held, Mrs. Maleeva offering the Certificate of Honour and expressing appreciation to the representatives of the Unit for combating trafficking of drugs in charge with the above-mentioned operation.

Mrs. Maleeva had a meeting with the Director General of the Customs Administration, Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski, during which the Customs Administration expressed its support to the work of the Center and the interest in further participating in joint actions and exchange of information so as to share knowledge and good practices in improving the cooperation with the Center and its Member States.  

The Director General of SELEC had also a meeting with Mr. Viktor Dimovski, State Secretary within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who expressed contentment as regards the participation of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the activities of SELEC, in order to fight organized crime in Southeast Europe more effectively.

Joint expectations were expressed about further enhancing the coordination and partnership of the law enforcement institutions of SELEC Member States in the fight against trans-border organized crime, as one of the most serious challenges that Southeast Europe is facing.