ZAGREB, Sept 11 – Deputy Prime Minister and of Interior Affairs Davor Bozinovic on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement on public security in Tel Aviv with Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Information Gilard Erdan.
“I am happy that we met and signed a new working agreement between Croatia and Israel that will advance the public and personal security of our citizens,” Erdan said in a statement.
Congratulating Bozinovic on the signing of the agreement, the Israeli minister added that he expected that he would visit Croatia soon.
Bozinovic explained that the agreement extends cooperation between intelligence agencies primarily between interior ministries in the area of cyber security and the exchange of officers and experts.
“I’m certain that this has opened a new chapter in cooperation between the interior ministries of Israel and Croatia,” Bozinovic said.
The agreement defines the topics to be dealt with by relevant institutions, additional areas and forms of cooperation on public security and the fight against crime, cyber crime, witness protection, exchange of information and personal data.
During his visit to Israel, Bozinovic opened a conference at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and signed an agreement with ICT’s executive director Boaz Ganor, which will enable Croatian police officers to participate in innovative training programmes in the field of homeland security and in combating terrorism.
Bozinovic is also expected to meet with Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi.