Joint border patrols to guard the border between Moldova and Romania

Moldova and Romania will create joint teams that will patrol the common border between the two states. A protocol on the matter was signed in Bucharest on 22 November.

The document provides for joint patrolling an area of 10 km from the border line inside the territory of Moldova and Romania. By way of exception, territorial applicability may extend beyond the operating area, due to the configuration of land and road infrastructure.

Moldovan Border Police said the document aims to improve the cooperation between the border institutions of the two states and increase joint border surveillance.

Since 2011, the coordinated patrol has been carried out at the Moldovan-Romanian border only on the Prut river by border guard ships.

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