Within the framework of the Black Sea Border Cooperation Forum, at the initiative of the Ukraine State Border Guard Service, a new working group “Countering drug smuggling and other illegal activities in the Black Sea” has been established.
The activities of the State Border Guard Service in the field of international cooperation are aimed at maximally promoting the implementation of the main tasks of the agency through joint cooperation with partners on threats to national and international security at the state border of Ukraine.
The effectiveness of countering terrorism, international organized crime, cybercrime, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as corruption, smuggling, illegal migration, etc., depends on the level of cooperation both bilaterally and within international organizations.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has established a partnership and maintains contacts with border and law enforcement agencies of neighboring countries as well as Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Turkish Coast Guard, except for Russia.
Within the framework of the strategic course for Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, cooperation with the border agencies of the USA, Canada, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Great Britain, the Government of Japan, the Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX, NATO, OSCE and the International Center for Migration Development has been intensified. In addition, the development of cooperation with the Border Assistance Mission to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, the EU Advisory Mission, continued.
Within the framework of the Black Sea Border Cooperation Forum, at the initiative of the State Border Guard Service, a new working group “Countering drug smuggling and other illegal activities in the Black Sea” was established.
In addition, the State Border Guard Service and its partners implement international technical assistance projects. Last year alone, 26 international technical assistance projects were implemented, within the framework of which 360 million UAH in assistance was received, and 6 new projects with a budget of about 350 million UAH were initiated.
As part of the fight against COVID-19, international partners received personal protective equipment and 10 devices of fast ventilation of lungs.
Successful activity of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine in the field of international cooperation increases the efficiency of the border agency, allows to manage Ukrainian borders in accordance with best European practices, promotes cross-border and interagency coordination, effective management of migration processes, response to potential threats, combating cross-border crime, ensuring the internal security of the country.