Representatives of the adjacent countries – EU member-states, as well as officials from the EU Delegation, IOM and UNHCR Offices visited on November 5 the border unit “Brest” as well the international checkpoint “Kozlovichi” at the Belarusian-Polish border.
Heads of the diplomatic missions familiarized with the latest technologies used by this particular border unit to ensure the security of the borders, such as advanced integrated border protection system, drones used to patrol the border, video monitoring and alarm systems etc. Moreover, the delegation was also informed about the electronic queue project to be shortly launched at the “Kozlovichi” checkpoint.
Mr. Zeynal Hajiyev, Chief of IOM Minsk, which is implementing a number of projects on Integrated Border Management (IBM) in Belarus, emphasized the good work of the Belarusian border guards: “First of all it’s about their professional approach, readiness for cooperation, especially with the neighboring countries and commitment to new technologies and methods of work”.
In her turn, Ms. Maira Mora, Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus, also noted that she is impressed by the technical level and overall performance of the State Border Committee, adding that over the recent time the EU has invested into this around EUR 20 million. Moreover, according to her, in 2015 a number of new EU-Belarus projects will arise.