Thirty third meeting of EUBAM Advisory Board takes place in Moldovan capital
14:22 | 27.11.2019 Category: Political
Chisinau, 27 November /MOLDPRES/ - The 33rd Advisory Board Meeting of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) took place in Chisinau on 27 November 2019.
Attending the event were Ambassador of the European Union to Moldova peter Michalko, Head of Cooperation of EU Delegation to Ukraine, Stefan Schleuning and State Secretary within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Tatiana Molcean.
According to Michalko, "over recent years, EUBAM has again been instrumental in supporting the competent authorities in both the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in further implementing the Integrated Border Management Concept, providing technical assistance to the Transnistrian settlement process and assisting in the fight against smuggling, among others, tobacco. Establishing the Common Contact Point for the Palanca-Maiaky-Udobne jointly operated border crossing point has been an important achievement that will serve as an example for tangible progress in the near future on further rolling out the joint border control concept".
Tatiana Molcean expressed her gratitude for EUBAM’s practical contribution to the implementation of the joint working program and appreciated the Mission’s efforts in continuing with taking important steps for bringing outcomes under all three pillars. In this context, she also stated: “We would like to highlight the opening of the Common Contact Point “Palanca” specifically designed for fully-fledged joint control, which has advanced the implementation of the Integrated Border Management concept at the Moldova-Ukraine border. We encourage EUBAM to continue the result-oriented approach in order to achieve tangible progress thus contributing to ensuring stability and security in the region.”
Head of EUBAM Slawomir Pichor congratulated the leadership of Moldova and Ukraine for the constructive cooperation. “The important joint achievements we highlighted today made us to look with optimism to the next year of the Mission’s mandate,” Pichor said.
The 34th meeting of the Advisory Board will be held in Odessa in June 2020.