September 29, 2005, 16:58:15

Ukraine, Belarus, Poland Step Up Tripartite Cooperation

Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland step up cooperation in a tripartite format. With this end in view, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Tarasyuk, Jerzy Bar, Chairman of Poland's National Security Bureau, and Gennady Neviglas, State Secretary of the National Security Council of Belarus, meet here on Thursday.

Vassily Filipchuk, Head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service, has told Itar-Tass, "The upcoming meeting will mark the beginning of interaction aimed at developing problem-solving contacts in the region".

The sides are planning to discuss matters concerning the development of trans-border cooperation, efforts to ensure the safety of borders within the context of counteraction to such threats as transnational crime, the trafficking of narcotics, and illegal migration. Some aspects of humanitarian cooperation among the three countries are also on the agenda of the three-sided meeting.