On 15 February, the Head of the European Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), Slawomir Pichor, met the Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration, Serhii Hrynevetskyi. The parties agreed to consolidate their efforts in upgrading border infrastructure and increasing the border security.
The head of EUBAM informed Serhii Hrynevetskyi about the mission’s three key areas of activity: Transnistria-related confidence-building measures, border management, and fighting cross-border crime. He also underlined EU support in the reconstruction of several border crossing points in the Odesa region and the implementation of Integrated Border Management provisions including joint border control, joint border patrolling and information exchange.
Serhii Hrynevetskiy welcomed EUBAM’s contribution to the development of Odesa Region, particularly in improving border infrastructure, facilitation of trade and contact between people of Ukraine and Moldova. He highlighted the projects on the reconstruction of border crossing points in the Odesa region to facilitate cargo and passenger traffic, and the support for coordination activities with the Moldovan authorities, including road and bridge construction projects and border demarcation.
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