MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – The 58th session of the board of the Border Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia took place in Minsk on 4 May, BelTA has learned.
Participants of the session discussed matters concerning the situation evolving at the external border of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. A complex of measures was worked out to adjust the border security system taking into account existing challenges and threats to border security.
Chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus Anatoly Lappo and Head of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia Vladimir Kulishov, State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev, members of the board of the Border Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, heads of various departments and experts of the Belarusian and Russian border service agencies took part in the session.
Members of the board discussed progress in realizing the plan on improving the interagency regulations and resolutions of the board of the Border Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Work meant to improve the legal base in the area of border security continued.
Apart from that, participants of the session discussed results of the scientific expert evaluation of the concept of the border policy of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. The evaluation was supposed to evaluate provisions of the effective concept taking into account the development of integration processes in the Union State of Belarus and Russia and the social, political, and economic changes of domestic and international nature that have happened. Participants of the session mentioned the need to further improve the border policy, enhance capabilities of the sides for ensuring the border security at external borders of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.
Participants of the session took a close look at improving the infrastructure of the state border and the technical capabilities of border service units. The matter of spending money allocated within the framework of the Union State program on developing the Union State border security in 2023-2027 was discussed during the session.
Once the work was done, heads of the delegation noted that the decisions that had been made were purely practical and would allow stepping up the level of interaction between the Belarusian and Russian border services as they suppress violations at the external border of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. The decisions are also supposed to contribute to effective utilization of capabilities of the border service agencies for accomplishing the tasks the agencies have been entrusted with.
Resolutions of the board of the Border Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia on the discussed matters were signed at the end of the session.