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Press Releases 2013

U.S. Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) Equipment Donation Ceremony

November 12, 2013  

In a ceremony to be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 13th, the United States Ambassador Paul D. Wohlers will join Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska, Customs Administration Director General Vancho Kargov, and other high ranking officials in an equipment donation ceremony. The United States Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program facilitated the equipment donation to the Ministry of Interior - Border Police and the Ministry of Finance - Customs Administration. The equipment, which is valued at $479,000 USD, is comprised of night vision devices, thermal imaging equipment, inspection instruments, surveillance cameras, GPS devices, radiation detectors, and two patrol vehicles.   

This donation will enhance the ability of the Macedonian Border Police and Customs Administration to conduct professional border control and border crossings point operations. It will also increase the capabilities of the two border agencies in conducting border surveillance and patrolling, mobile and interdiction operations, combating cross-border crime and terrorism, radiation detection, identifying weapons of mass destruction, and running primary and secondary inspections at the border crossings points.  

Media are invited to attend the ceremony, which will start at 11:00 am on November 13, at Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje. The donation ceremony will include a display of selected donated equipment.