Belarus and Ukraine have signed an agreement on readmission. The ceremony to sign the document took place at the 1st Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine on 26 October. The purpose of the readmission agreement is to create the legal grounds needed to establish and develop intergovernmental cooperation in the field of readmission of persons to minimize the negative consequences of irregular migration and improve the effectiveness of joint struggle against this phenomenon by improving the legal regulation of this activity.
The agreement on the basis of reciprocity determines the rapid and effective procedures for identification, safe and organized return of persons staying in the territories of Ukraine and Belarus illegally.
The signing of the agreement will contribute to the further development of good-neighborly relations between Ukraine and Belarus, as well as Ukraine's compliance with its obligations to the world community to introduce effective instruments for the implementation of state policy in the field of readmission of persons.
The document was signed by Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine Maksym Sokoliuk and Belarusian Interior Minister Igor Shunevich.