On the 1st of June, 2017, Pinsk hosted the official ceremony on launch of the common contact point “Pinsk-Zhytomyr”.

Pinsk hosted the official ceremony on launch of the common contact point “Pinsk-Zhytomyr”, established within the framework of EU-funded project “Strengthening surveillance and bilateral coordination capacity along the common border between Belarus and Ukraine, SURCAP Phase II”, implemented by IOM Missions in Belarus and Ukraine, the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the State Border Service of Ukraine.

Representatives of border agencies of the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine, EU Delegation in Belarus and IOM Mission in Belarus took part in the ceremony.

Common contact point is one of the key elements of integrated border management (IBM) system, aimed at enhancement of effectiveness of border control and combating transnational threats. Immediate information exchange, the possibility to organize both audio- and videoconferences will allow responding quickly to emerging threats to ensure border security in the region.

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