Spain, France to form anti-terror police

16th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

16 September 2004, BARCELONA – Spain and France have agreed to set up a police force dedicated to fighting Islamic terrorism, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

16 September 2004

BARCELONA – Spain and France have agreed to set up a police force dedicated to fighting Islamic terrorism, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

French government sources confirmed during a meeting with their Spanish counterparts in Barcelona that new police body is to be formed.

But details of how the new body will work or the numbers of officers involved remained sketchy.

The Spanish and French ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Development were meeting to finalise the agenda for a meeting between Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his French counterparts at Zaragoza in eastern Spain, scheduled for December.

It will be the first meeting between involving just the two countries since Zapatero came to power in March.

The Spanish premier did hold a mini-summit earlier this week with Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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