The Executive Director of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, opened the first Euro-Arab Technical Roundtable on Border Management and Security last week, which brought together 32 countries, among them 18 EU and 14 Arab states, to talk about the many challenges at the borders. The roundtable was organised by Frontex and the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers' Council.
The virtual discussion centred on common challenges such as health at the borders, cross-border crime, including migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings, and other multi-dimensional threats facing our regional security.
This virtual meeting is part of larger Frontex efforts to strengthen the cooperation with Arab countries.
This event was financed and organised in the framework of the EU4BorderSecurity project, which aims to enhance dialogue and cooperation in different areas of border management and security between countries of the EU and those of the Levant and the North of Africa.
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