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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, April 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The top military officials from the North-Eastern Border Guard Department of the Federal Security Service Coast Guard and the 17th US Coast Guard District signed an agreement for cooperation to ensure security in the sea in 2012.
On April 2-6 senior officers from the Russian North-Eastern Border Guard Department headed by chief of the department Rafael Dayerbayev paid a working visit to a base of the 17th US Coast Guard District in Alaska. The officers discussed the results of joint measures for the information exchange in the struggle against poaching, potential regional threats and risks of sea security and broader cooperation between the two border guard forces.
The border guard forces of the countries discussed various issues of interaction during an APEC summit in Vladivostok in 2012.
The Russian North-Eastern Border Guard Department and the 17th US Coast Guard District are patrolling jointly and in turns the Convention area of the Bering Sea and the North Pacific and the delimitation line of the sea areas between Russia and the United States. The coast guard services permanently exchange the information, including that about poaching ships, and share the experience of military service.