Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest November 2019

2019-12-19

Armenia

EU Cooperation

EU representative named reasons for delay of visa liberalization with Armenia
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armen Ghazaryan participated in Migration Conference in Vienna
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CIS Council of Heads of Migration Agencies holds session in Yerevan
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Migration from Armenia decreased. Migration Service
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The citizens of 4 countries apply for permanent residence to Migration Service of Armenia
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Research institutes

How many RA citizens are there in Russia and how many have received citizenship?
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Migration and immigration: figures, facts and reality
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Migration issues and challenges

Migration special case
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The future of Armenians in Armenia: the joint project of France and Germany of voluntary return of Armenian migrants was launched
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The housing issue after 30 years: the refugees from Azerbaijan will be provided housing in Armenia
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Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

An exclusive interview about ICMPD RESTART
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Chief of the State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov met with the Regional Portfolio Manager of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development
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Cooperation between Azerbaijan and France in the field of migration discussed
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ICMPD visited the State Committee on Work with Diaspora
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On November 14, 2019, 61 citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan were readmitted
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Georgia

EU Cooperation

A statement on behalf of the EU was made during the review of the CoE Secretary General’s 20th Consolidated Report on the Conflict in Georgia
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EU starts new project to protect Georgian geographical indications
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Georgian Vice PM meets EU commissioner, discusses new initiative to carry out additional projects in Georgian regions
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

State Commission on Migration Issues: 46 per cent of emigrants only source of income for Georgian families
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Migration issues and challenges

4,566 Georgians deported from foreign states in 2018
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French interior minister: number of Georgian asylum seekers dropped by 50%
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Georgian, French Interior Ministers Discuss Irregular Migration, Pledge to Deepen Ties
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Other

Georgia officially took over the six-month presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) from France
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Jan-Oct 2019: external trade turnover with EU down 3.8 per cent
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Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

EU conference on enhanced integration and prosperity was held in Nur-Sultan
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Kazakhstan and Belgium intend to strengthen comprehensive political cooperation
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Parliament member criticized the law on labor migration.
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President instructed to unregister foreigners
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Registration of foreigners will take place at the border.
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NGOs dealing with Migration

Public Fund Kaisar
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Stop Trafficking
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Migration issues and challenges

Africans crossing channel blocked in Kazakhstan
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Over three quarters Kazakhstan left 34.2 thousand people, only 8 thousand people arrived in the country
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The Chanel of illegal migrants stopped in Kazakhstan.
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Border Management

61 tons of infected fruits and vegetables banned from importing into Kazakhstan
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At the Customs post Khorgos detained a large party of excise tobacco products.
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Smuggling a huge batch of caviar and sturgeon tried to bring into Russia
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Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Kyrgyzstanis can find employment and accommodation in advance via internet
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Kyrgyzstanis not be able to obtain visas to Italy, Spain, Austria in Bishkek
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New rules in Russia - which employment areas are forbidden for migrants
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Migration issues and challenges

660 000 persons left for Russia from southern regions of Kyrgyzstan during recent several years
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Limitation of remittances from Russian Federation affects 2% of migrants
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Remittances to Kyrgyzstan decrease by almost $ 200 million for year
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Border Management

Border agencies of Central Asia enhancing inter-agency cooperation in the area joint strategic management
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Moldova

EU Cooperation

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in the Republic of Moldova-vote of no-confidence. The vote of no-confidence in the government in the Republic of Moldova over questions concerning the recruitment process of the Prosecutor General sends worry
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The third EU assistance package for Moldova approved. The amount of €24.85 million corresponds to budget support disbursements under two programmes. One of them is support to police reform particularly, for modernisation of police structures, women partic
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Thirty third meeting of EUBAM Advisory Board takes place in Moldovan capital. According to EU Ambassador Peter Michalko,
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Incidence of sexual abuses and trafficking against children growing in Moldova - prosecutor
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Moldova Cabinet Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote
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Moldova's fledgling government loses confidence vote
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Moldovans working in Russia to benefit from pensions
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IOs dealing with Migration

UN Moldova launches the Campaign 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls. In Moldova, the 16 Days campaign is organised for the 18th consecutive year by the Government, local authorities, international organisations, and the civil soci
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Research institutes

Moldova terminates its brief reform experiment
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Moldovan Government fell as a result of the Parliament’s no-confidence vote- a full picture of the events. The EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Maja Kocijancic, expressed h
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Migration issues and challenges

“LIBERĂ”, a social theatre performance about violence, prejudices and stereotypes, played in Moldova. Over 700 people have attended the premiere of the theatre performance „Liberă” (“Free” - from Romanian), at the National Philharmonic Hall in Chisinau, M
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57 out of 75 social workers in Gagauzia (autonomous region) live abroad but receive state salaries
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Bus carrying 65 Moldovans nationals including children intercepted in Netherlends- to claim asylum
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Dutch police intercept bus with Moldovans heading to claim asylum
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Moldovans living in Italy to be able to convert driver's licences
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Migrant stories

Border Management

EU Delegation head emphasizes EUBAM’s important role in development of Moldova-Ukraine trans-border cooperation
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MD Prime Minister proposes the opening of two more joint border control crossing points with Ukraine
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Mobility

National Bank's report on remittances sent to Moldova in October 2019
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The Festival of Talents of the Moldovan Diaspora will have its first edition in London
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Other

Press statement by the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, on the situation in Moldova
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Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

Germany will give Tajikistan 17 million euros for the construction of the Sebzor hydroelectric station
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Rahmon called on French entrepreneurs to invest in Tajikistan
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Rahmon will pay an official visit to France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Germany will help Tajik migrants with money
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Tajikistan reduced economic dependence on migration in 5 years NGOs dealing with Migration
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The Embassy of Tajikistan will return 140 migrants from Russia to their homeland
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The Parliament of Tajikistan is concerned about the situation of Tajik migrants in the Russian Federation
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The representative office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Tajikistan will open an online entry for migrants
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NGOs dealing with Migration

Today, a new project was presented -
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Border Management

A new border post on the Tajik-Afghan border is opened
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Afghan Defense Ministry doubts the presence of IS near the border with Tajikistan
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CIS border council ready to help CSTO strengthen Tajik-Afghan border
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Kyrgyz Foreign Minister and Tajik Ambassador discuss border situation
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Tajikistan and Afghanistan agree on cooperation in the fight against terrorism
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Tajikistan ready to approve customs protocol with Uzbekistan
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The situation on the Tajik-Afghan border will be discussed at the CSTO summit in Bishkek
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Uzbek checkpoints on the border with Tajikistan operate normally
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Other

ISIS took responsibility for attacking Ishkobod border post in Tajikistan
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Ministry of Internal Affairs: all who attacked the border post were citizens of Tajikistan
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Rahmon Concerned about Increased Terrorist Threat in Region
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Sudden attack on a border post in Tajikistan: sensation or provocation
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The terrorist attack on the border post in Tajikistan was the oath of a new caliph
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The US State Department included Tajikistan in the list of countries unsafe for tourists
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Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

IN THE STATE MIGRATION SERVICE OF TURKMENISTAN THE MEETING HELD WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY IN TURKMENISTAN
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OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC HAS STARTED
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TURKMENISTAN AND THE EU CONFIRMED THE DETERMINATION TO DEVELOP MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL COOPERATION
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IOs dealing with Migration

COLLABORATION OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION STRENGTHENS
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MEETING WITH THE REGIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON MIGRATION WAS HELD IN THE STATE MIGRATION SERVICE OF TURKMENISTAN
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REGIONAL TRAINING “COUNTERING THE USE OF THE INTERNET FOR PROPAGANDA AND RECRUITMENT PURPOSES IN CENTRAL ASIA
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Border Management

Representatives of the State Customs Service take part in a regional workshop on inter-agency cooperation in the area of joint strategic management
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Other

Outcomes of work of military and law enforcements agencies in January – October are summed up
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Ukraine

EU Cooperation

PROSPECTS FOR STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS OF TOT AND IDPS WERE DISCUSSED IN BRUSSELS
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

A foreigner who organized a channel for irregular migration to EU countries through Ukraine was arrested (video
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Almost three thousand offenders foreigners have been identified by Ukrainian border guards during the past month
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CHILDREN OF DISPLACED PERSONS AND ATO FALLEN SERVICEMEN FROM DNIPROPETROVSK OBLAST WENT TO STUDY IN LITHUANIA
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Integrated Border Management: The government has approved a three-year plan
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JOINT PILOT PROJECT OF THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS AND THE WORLD BANK AIMED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF IDPS, VETERANS AND THE HOSTING COMMUNITIES
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Operation “Migrant”. About 3 thousand of persons were administratively charged for the breaking Ukrainian law in the field of migration. The amount of fines more than 11.8 mln UAH
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State Border Service staff completed a basic training course for polygraph examiners
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The Ministry of Economy has become the main body in the field of labor and migration
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THE RULES FOR CONTACT LINE CROSSING WILL BE RADICALLY SIMPLIFIED
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THE STATE IS INTERESTED IN UKRAINIAN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO KEEP CLOSE EYE ON THE ISSUES OF TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED TERRITORIES OF CRIMEA AND EASTERN UKRAINE
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IOs dealing with Migration

Internally displaced persons (IDPs): integration, participation and non-discrimination. The report presented by Marianne Hollinger (Switzerland, ILDG) and Oleksandr Sienkevych (Ukraine, SOC) stresses the essential role that local and regional authorities
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Internally displaced persons in Ukraine urgently need durable solutions
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UNHCR awarded best experts in the field of statelessness eradication in Ukraine. 13 professionals from different regions of Ukraine made great efforts to address statelessness and its risks in Ukraine in 2019.
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NGOs dealing with Migration

Experts named 5 recommendations on how to improve visa policy of Ukraine. 1. Expanding digital component of visa processes, 2. Increasing financial accessibility of travel to Ukraine, 3. Increasing ad-hoc travel opportunities, for example, by introducing
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Migration issues and challenges

More than fifty Libyans were residing In Ukraine irregularly as “medical tourists”
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The National Bank predicts that labour migrants will transfer $ 11 billion to Ukraine by the end of 2019
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Wages and salaries of Ukrainian labour migrants are growing more slowly than wages in Ukraine - the National Bank of Ukraine
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Border Management

Border guards in cooperation with Europol detected a yacht with 74 migrants on board
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EUBAM Advisory Board encourages the national authorities to continue the modernization of the border management
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Facilitating the conditions of border crossing by the citizens of Ukraine and Israel. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Tetyana Kovalchuk had a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Israel Aryeh Deri. As the result, sides agreed to
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President commissioned to open new bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska. Border guards are prepared to the increase in passenger traffic.
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Ukrainian and Slovak border guards discussed the ways to make a common border area more safe
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Mobility

MORE THAN 60 THOUSAND FOREIGN STUDENTS STUDY IN UKRAINE
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Other

In Poland, they calculated how many Ukrainians work in the country. More than 1 million migrants work in Poland, including 900,000 Ukrainians.
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It became known what the Ukrainians will be asked during the census. About migration - to better determine the possible scale of migration.
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MOST LABOUR MIGRANTS IN HUNGARY ARE UKRAINIANS
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Photo-project “Photo on the Passport” by Oleksandr Chekmenev
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Singer Alina Pash supports campaign #IBelong to end statelessness. “Everyone has the right to a nationality,” – said Alina Pash.
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Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

MEETING IN THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL
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MEETING WITH EU HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY
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UZBEKISTAN DELEGATION ATTENDS UZBEKISTAN – EU COOPERATION COUNCIL MEETING
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UZBEKISTAN, EU SIGN FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

The transit time of vehicles and citizens at the state border will be minimal
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IOs dealing with Migration

Achievements, threats and challenges in border management focus of Central Asian Border Management Initiative concludes in Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Port Control Units in Uzbekistan Receive Equipment to Enhance Profiling of High-Risk Consignment
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Border Management

The next meeting of the Government delegations of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan takes place in Nukus
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TURKMENABAD HOSTS A MEETING OF WORKING GROUPS ON UZBEKISTAN – TURKMENISTAN BORDER
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Uzbek-Tajik talks on demarcation of the interstate border takes place
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Other

A delegation of Kazakhstan familiarized with the ongoing reforms in law enforcement
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A draft Concept for the development of information exchange in the field of security and law and order in the fight against crime finalized
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Armed attack on a border post on the Tajik-Uzbek border
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Central Asian Foreign Ministers meet in Tashkent
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CIS countries and Russia identified a number of terrorist cells in 2019
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Strengthening of cooperation on security in CIS
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Tashkent to host Second Consultative meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia
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Tashkent to host the 47th meeting of the Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services
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Uzbek President receives CIS Heads of Special Services
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Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan: cooperation for mutual and common prosperity
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