YEREVAN, February 6. / ARKA /. The UNDP in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia, Armenia’s National Security Council and the State Revenue Committee jointly presented today the objectives and perspectives of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Enhancement of the border management capabilities at Bavra - Ninotsminda border crossing point between Armenia and Georgia” project at an opening conference at Marriott Armenia Hotel.
The event was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Armenia, international organizations, as well as high-level officials of the border management agencies from Armenia and Georgia.
Panel speakers included Arthur Baghdasaryan, secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, Patrice Coeur-Bizot, UNDP Resident Representative a.i., Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, and Gagik Khachatryan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia.
The project, with an overall budget of EUR 1,403,000, will introduce European standards of integrated border management at the Bavra-Ninotsminda border crossing point on the Armenia-Georgia border and facilitate trade, transit and enhanced movement of people across the border.
As part of the initiative, capacities of Georgian and Armenian border agencies’ staff at Bavra-Ninotsminda border crossing point will be developed through professional skills trainings in a range of subjects, including document security, risk assessment and profiling, search techniques, international property rights and identification of counterfeit goods, refugee law and asylum rights, shift management, etc. -0-