Slovakia Sends 25 Police Officers to Protect Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Slovak police officers to protect Bulgarian-Turkish border (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, November 10 (TASR) – Twenty-five Slovak police officers will leave for Bulgaria on Thursday to protect its borders with Turkey as part of the European Border and Coast Guard mission.

For this occasion, Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) will meet his Bulgarian counterpart Rumania Bachvarova at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing in Bulgaria.

Slovakia already sent 25 police officers to Bulgaria in October. They were scheduled to protect the Bulgarian-Turkish border for one month and to be later replaced by this next group of their peers.

Slovakia sent more than 300 police officers for foreign missions last year, specifically to Macedonia, Hungary and Slovenia. In addition to Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry has also sent police officers to Serbia this year.