MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) - The border agencies of Belarus and Russia discussed the status of implementation of the concerted border policy, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
The 57th meeting of the collegium of the Border Committee of the Union State was held in Saratov on 15 September. The Belarusian delegation was headed by Chairman of the State Border Committee Lieutenant General Anatoly Lappo and Russia's one - by FSB First Deputy Director - Head of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia, Army General Vladimir Kulishov.
The parties discussed the issues related to the implementation of the concerted border policy of the Union State and ensuring border security on the external border and frontier territory of the Union State. The delegations considered proposals to enhance the interaction between the border service bodies of Belarus and the border agencies of the FSB of Russia.
Work is being completed on the draft Union State program "Ensuring Border Security of the Union State for 2023-2027” designed to modernize and upgrade the infrastructure of the border units.
The heads of delegations noted that the decisions taken are designed to increase the level of prompt response of the border service of Belarus and the border agencies of the FSB of Russia to suppress offenses on the external border of the Union State and to promote the effective use of the capabilities of border agencies to solve the tasks assigned to them.