Serhii Deineko and Erhan Gulveren discuss steps of cooperation between the Ministries of Ukraine and the Republic of TurkeyBACK
On December 15, Serhii Deineko, Head of the State Border Guard Service Administration, met with Erhan Gulveren, Deputy Director General of the Main Directorate of Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
On December 15, Serhii Deineko, Head of the State Border Guard Service Administration, met with Erhan Gulveren, Deputy Director General of the Main Directorate of Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. At the beginning of the meeting, the Turkish delegation joined the ceremony of honoring Ukrainian soldiers who died in the struggle for independence of Ukraine in the memorial complex “Hall of Memory”.
According to Serhii Deineko, today's meeting will definitely contribute to the establishment of cooperation between the agencies in the interests of Ukraine and Turkey.
Erhan Gulveren noted that all units within the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are also ready to cooperate with Ukrainian border guards. He expressed support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and noted that joint work will bring fruitful results for both sides.
Separately, Serhii Deineko added that he has already established active cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard both in the bilateral format and within the framework of the Black Sea Border Cooperation Forum. In particular, with the support of the Turkish Party, Ukraine has established a new working group to combat drug smuggling and other illegal activities in the Black Sea, which aims to conduct a joint analysis of threats in the Black Sea and plan further measures to combat them.
He also informed his colleague about the main tasks of the State Border Guard Service and noted that the main threats on the state border of Ukraine are hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation, transit illegal migration of Asian and African citizens to the EU and smuggling, the most striking of which are attempts to smuggle drugs, maritime channels of communication, and the illegal movement of goods, especially tobacco products, to the EU.