PRAGUE, July 31 (Xinhua) -- A total of 55 Czech police officers left for foreign missions in Macedonia and Serbia on Monday, and they will help protect the borders of the two countries, said Czech deputy police president Petr Petrik.
Petrik said that 40 of the Czech police officers will be deployed in Macedonia, where they will help protect Macedonian border with Greece. The other 15 police officers will be deployed in Serbia to protect the Serbian-Bulgarian border.
This is the 12th time for Czech police left for the foreign missions in Macedonia, and the fourth time in Serbia. The police officers will return in mid-September. Petrik said the foreign missions will continue, and other police officers will replace the current team on Sept. 11.
According to Petrik, the foreign missions are beneficial to Czech police, for it brings experience from abroad, which is "very valuable." Foreign missions of Czech police started in 2015, when the migration crisis began to emerge.