The document was finalised in a meeting held in the Spanish city of Zamora between the Secretary of State for the Enhancement of the Interior, Isabel Ferreira, and Elena Cebrián, her Spanish counterpart.

Speaking to Lusa agency, Isabel Ferreira explained that the document, which will be presented during the next Luso-Spanish summit, to be held on 2 October in the Portuguese city of Guarda, is based on five strategic axes.

According to the leader, the five axes are related to cross-border mobility, improvement of infrastructures and territorial connectivity, coordination of basic services, economic development and innovation and environment, energy and culture.

Regarding mobility, Isabel Ferreira explained that these measures are "very focused on cross-border workers" and on "eliminating context costs".

The second infrastructure axis includes measures related to road and rail communication routes and Internet and mobile network issues in border territories.

The third axis covers issues of joint coordination of basic services such as Health, Education, Social Services and Civil Protection.

Economic development and territorial innovation are part of the fourth strategic axis and includes measures for "attracting people, businesses and new activities and dynamics".

The fifth axis contemplates measures for the Environment, Energy, Urban Centres and Culture.

"For the first time, we are here assuming a long-term strategy for the border territories. We have to look at this border as a territory of opportunity for socio-economic development and internationalisation and an Iberian market that itself gains a greater centrality in what is the European context," she said.