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Romania and Ukraine Discuss the First Steps towards Joint Border Patrolling

The topic of joint patrolling between Romanian and Ukrainian border forces has long been on the agenda of both countries. In the context of the communicated need and the interest shown from both sides, experts from the two countries met in Chisinau from the 9th to the 12th of March. The delegates discussed the draft text of the Protocol on joint border patrolling, establishing both the detailed provisions for the organisation and implementation of joint patrols by the representatives of both parties, and the future Standard Operating Procedures.

The meeting was also supported by colleagues from Moldova, Poland and Hungary, who shared with the delegates the lessons they had learnt from their experience relating to the implementation of joint patrols with the concerned parties. Results of the discussions were concluded in the drafting of a Protocol between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania, through the General Inspectorate of the Border Police, and the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, in the view of implementing the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The draft documents were shared with the focal points in their respective administrations, and included information on joint patrolling at the common green border and methodological recommendations on joint patrolling. To support efforts on the establishment and implementation of joint patrolling on the external border, short guidelines on joint patrolling were also developed.

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