During the period 19-20 May 2005, in Bucharest, is taking place the reunion of The Specialty Committee for Police, Border Police, Aliens' Regime and Disaster Protection, a cooperation mechanism within the Joint Inter-government Commission for Co-operation and Active Partnership Between Romania and Hungary.

The Romanian and Hungarian delegations, led respectively, by Questor-in-chief Mr. Florin SANDU - secretary of state within the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior, and by Ms. Krisztina BERTA - under-secretary of state in the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, co-chairs of the Specialty Committee, include experts from within the National Polices, the Border Polices, the National Inspectorates for Emergency Situations, the Departments coordinating the aliens' regime-related affairs and the International Relations Directorates.

The work agenda comprises an analysis of the accomplishment stage regarding the measures agreed on at the previous meeting of the Committee, held in Budapest in July of 2003, as well as an analysis on some current topics. Thus, will also be approached aspects regarding the illegal migration phenomenon, and will de defined technical elements implied by the setting up of the Joint Liaison Point in Ártand, with a view to carrying out a common control at the Romanian - Hungarian border, as well as a one-stop control system.

At the same time, the discussions will approach specific aspects related to the supplementation and the update of the legal framework regarding the cooperation in the domain of police and border police, to the establishment of some concrete ways for implementation of the bilateral Romanian- Hungarian Co-operation Programme - an intrinsic component of the Multi-annual Tri-lateral Programme approved by the ministers of Interior of the three involved states: Romania, Austria and Hungary.

In the context of the future plenary session of the joint Inter-government Commission for Co-operation and Active Partnership between Romania and Hungary, scheduled to be held this autumn in Budapest, the action is extremely important, contributing to the diversification and consolidation of the good co-operation relationships between the home affairs ministries of the two countries.