Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey open new police and customs cooperation center in Bulgaria

Problems must be resolved with dialog while respecting all agreements such as the one signed between the EU and Turkey on migration, Alternate Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Toskas said on Friday, during a visit to the new Joint Contact Centre for Police and Customs Cooperation, set up by Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey, in Kapitan Andreevo, Bulgaria.

Toskas was responding to a question by a Turkish journalist concerning statements made by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference at the Bulgarian town.

“Beyond the official part of the creation of the center, which is in itself important, today’s meeting has a special significance, because it shows that we are building bridges and opportunities for talks about difficult issues, such as the refugees and cross-border crime,” the minister told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
Speaking at the event, Toskas said the center will promote a good cooperation on common problems between Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey through direct communication and dialog.