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Moldova, Ukraine sign agreement on joint control at interstate border

19:34 | 07.10.2017 Category: Official

Chisinau, 7 October /MOLDPRES/ – Moldova and Ukraine strengthen their cooperation in the field of joint control of persons, transport means, goods and objects at the state border. Related to it, during the official visit of Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodimir Groisman, to Chisinau it was signed an Agreement between the Moldovan Government and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on joint control of persons, means of transport, goods and objects at the common Moldovan-Ukrainian state border crossing points.

According to the government’s communication and protocol department, the document establishes new forms of interaction between border control institutions to simplify bureaucratic formalities and procedures, while ensuring security and respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of state borders.

The joint control at the Moldovan-Ukrainian border will be applied, both in the case of road transport and rail transport. Also, thanks to the development of cross – border cooperation, it will be ensured effective combating of illegal migration and illegal activities at the common state border.

The agreement provides for common control at all border crossing points of the Moldovan-Ukrainian state border, including the central segment.

The document is concluded between Moldova and Ukraine for a period of five years and complies with commitments made by both states throughout the Association Agreements with the EU.