November 21-22, 2017, Kaluža, Zemplínska šírava,
Slovak Republic, hosted the thirteenth meeting of the Intergovernmental
Ukrainian-Slovak Commission on Cross-Border Cooperation.
Ukrainian delegation was led by head of the Ukrainian part of the Commission
Vyacheslav Nehoda, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction,
Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, the Slovak delegation – by head of
the Slovak part of the Commission Rudolf Urbanovič, the State Secretary of
the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.
meeting, Rudolf Urbanovič emphasized on the importance of the Commission
for the development of Ukrainian-Slovak relations and underlined the interest of
the Slovak side in enhancing effective cooperation with Ukraine.
opening speech, Vyacheslav Nehoda outlined the priority directions and tasks
for the Ukrainian-Slovak collaboration, contained in the State Program for the
development of cross-border cooperation for 2016-2020, and a range of issues to
be considered and resolved by the Commission.
two-day meeting, the Commission considered and determined further actions on a
wide range of issues of cross-border cooperation, in particular regulatory
framework for joint border and customs control at joint border checkpoints,
small border traffic, border infrastructure development at the Ukrainian-Slovak
border, inter alia construction, modernization and reconstruction of
checkpoints Solomonovo - Čierna and Ulych - Zabridj, introduction of
pedestrian and bicycle traffic at the checkpoint to Ukrainian-Slovak border
Uzhgorod – Vyšné Nemecké, construction, reconstruction and
modernization of drive ways and bridges, implementation of joint measures to
planning of infrastructure of international transport and communication
outcomes of the meeting, the parties signed the Protocol of the Thirteenth
Meeting of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Slovak Commission on Cross-Border
Commission’s members decided to hold the next meeting of the Ukrainian-Slovak
Commission on the territory of Ukraine.
As it was
reported, Ukrainian-Slovak cross-border cooperation requires accelerated
implementation of joint projects.