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Minister Toshkovski hosts ministerial meeting as part of 2023-24 SEECP chairpersonship

Minister Toshkovski hosts ministerial meeting as part of 2023-24 SEECP chairpersonship

Skopje, 3 April 2024 (MIA) – Caretaker Minister of Interior Panche Toshkovski hosted on Wednesday the ministerial meeting that took place in Skopje as part of North Macedonia's chairpersonship of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP).

Minister Toshkovski delivered a speech at the ministerial meeting that focuses on regional security challenges in Southeast Europe with focus on combatting organized crime, migrant smuggling, and human trafficking, and expressed his satisfaction with the near-complete attendance of participants in the Process, representing various levels, which demonstrates their commitment to this initiative. He underscored the collective support provided to uphold peace, security, stability, solidarity, and the already acknowledged good neighborly relations at the European level, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release.

He noted that the organized crime is rapidly spreading worldwide and represents a growing threat to societies and citizens. Dynamic and multidimensional in character, Toshkovski said, organized crime adjusts to new technologies and rapid digitization, bringing about new challenges in maintaining security on both regional and global levels, according to the press release.

"Our joint efforts are crucial and beneficial not only for the broader public but also for the citizens of our countries, for whose well-being and security we, as officials in the Ministries, are committed to working. We owe our citizens a more stable, secure, and economically advanced Southeast Europe. Let us continue working together towards that goal and provide it for them," Toshkovski said.

Photo and video: Ministry of Interior