Poroshenko orders introducing EUBAM mission at more Ukrainian-Moldovan border crossing points
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has instructed relevant departments to expand the presence of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) at a number of border crossing points.
"Today, I've instructed the Foreign Ministry and the State Fiscal Service to extend EUBAM to other border crossing points to ensure transparency and efficient countering of smuggling and corruption," Poroshenko said during a joint statement with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip at the launch of the joint Ukrainian-Moldovan customs and border control in Kuchurgan.
He also assured that the Ukrainian part of the joint commission for the demarcation of the Transdniestrian section of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border will start its work immediately.
Poroshenko recalled the process of demarcation began in 2009 and currently Ukraine and Moldova are at the final stage.
"We agreed that we will do our best to complete this in the shortest possible time," the president said.
"At my instruction, the Ukrainian part of our joint commission for demarcating the border was formed and its head appointed, and we agreed that the work will be immediately started," the head of state said.
According to him, they will continue to develop the border infrastructure together with partners from the European Union to create more comfortable conditions for crossing the border.
Poroshenko also said the next meeting of the Ukrainian-Moldovan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation should be held this September.
In addition, automobile traffic across the Bronnytsia-Ungur Bridge between Ukraine and Moldova should be launched soon, the president said.