Georgia Adopts New Border Management Strategy
KACHRETI. 22 February 2014. The Government of Georgia is developing a new State Border Management Strategy to cover a five-year period. The document will be adopted before March 1, 2014. The adoption of a new strategy is one of the requirements of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan between the European Union and Georgia.Some main principles of the strategy were discussed at a specially convened workshop on 20-21 February 2014.
The workshop brought together representatives of the agencies involved in Integrated Border Management, including: Ministry of Internal Affairs; Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees; Ministry of Defense; National Security Council; National Council of State Security and Crisis Management.
The workshop was organized with assistance of the joint European Union and UNDP initiative “Integrated Border Management between Georgia and Armenia”.
Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, +995 599 196907 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org