Ukraine's Parliament ratifies agreement with Moldova on joint border control
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified the Agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Moldova on the joint control of persons, vehicles, goods, and articles in joint border crossing points through the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border, UNIAN reports.
234 deputies voted in favor of this decision, whereas the minimum required number of support votes is 226.
The law (No. 0175) provides for the ratification of the Treaty, concluded on October 6, 2017 in Moldova.
According to the explanatory note to the document, the implementation of this agreement will contribute to the further development of good neighborly relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova and the development of the socio-economic situation in the region, ensuring compliance with the regime at the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border and improving border crossing processes.
On October 6, 2017, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, and Prime Minister of Moldova, Pavel Filip, signed a number of important bilateral documents.
In particular, the sides signed the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the government of the Republic of Moldova on the readmission and implementation of the protocol and the agreement on joint control of persons, vehicles, goods, and articles in joint border crossing points through the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border.