06:33 GMT15 May 2021
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    EU border agency Frontex approved the deployment of a liaison officer in the Western Balkans on Monday in order to promote cooperation with non-EU states.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The regional liaison officer will be appointed in spring 2017 and will be based in Serbia’s capital Belgrade, Frontex specified.

    "Frontex Management Board has approved the appointment of a Frontex liaison officer in the Western Balkans as part of the agency’s strategy to further strengthen the cooperation with countries outside the EU," a statement published on the agency’s website said.

    The EU agency also plans to deploy additional liaison officers to the non-EU countries, affected by migration flows.

    Frontex was established in 2004 to encourage and facilitate the cooperation between the EU national border guards protecting its external borders.


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