Bolivia strengthens border cooperation with four neighboring countries
The meeting was held within the framework of the cooperation of the European Union and in support of the strategy of Fight against Drug Trafficking.
Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 17-06-2018 18:22 IST | Created: 17-06-2018 18:22 IST
Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Chile agreed to strengthen cooperation and expedite joint actions in the control of land borders, in a meeting held here, official sources reported today.
According to the Ministry of Government, between June 13 and 15, the Workshop on Regional Coordination of Land Borders with Bolivia was held to strengthen the work of the National Border Directorate (Dinafron), which addressed issues related to the struggle against drug trafficking and related cross-border crimes.
The meeting was held within the framework of the cooperation of the European Union and in support of the strategy of Fight against Drug Trafficking and related crimes in border areas and airports, and was also organized by the Ministry of Government and the International Foundation for Latin America of Public Administrations and Policies.
The participating countries presented and debated their concerns and proposals on the subject presented, which allowed reaching important conclusions in favor of the fight against drug trafficking at the regional level.
Among the main ones were: working on a system of regional operational cooperation unifying land borders, improving border information exchanges and speeding up joint actions in border control.
In addition, to strengthen the organizational and structural deficiencies of the current Dinafron by improving its specialization in the future, and at the same time establishing the institutional and functional bases of the countries of the region.
Starting in July, the Dinafron plans to strengthen border control by increasing the number of police agents from 350 to 1,500, and the construction of new infrastructure for surveillance posts.