The European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos met today with Albanian Interior Minister, Fatmir Xhafaj, with discussions focusing mainly on the "Force of Law" agreement.

In the framework of these discussions, the pair discussed a co-operation agreement between FRONTEC and the Coast Guard, as well as Vetting of the State Police.

"We will do everything to guarantee that Albania will no longer be in the map of cannabis cultivation," explained Fatmir Xhafaj.

Commissioner Avramopoulos emphasized the importance of the agreement.

"I would like to thank, in particular, the Albanian authorities for the quick workthey have done to allow us to reach this agreement for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

"We have signed a very important agreement today. This agreement will initially allow the arrival of a team from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Albania.

"In fact, the signing of this agreement marks the end of negotiations," stated Dimitris Avramopoulos.

The European Commissioner said also added that he welcomed the process of vetting among State Police officers, declaring

"The fight against organized crime must continue. I would like to welcome the planned Vetting process of the police."

In addition to the border agreement, Minister Xhafaj said he had also signed a memorandum of understanding with Avramopulos on Albania's participation in the European Union justice program.