The 18th meeting of the Joint Committee on implementation of the Readmission Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community of 25 May 2006 took place in the Russian Ministry of Interior.
The Russian delegation was led by the First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Interior, Major General of the Police Andrey Krayushkin. It included representatives of various departments of the Ministry of Interior, as well as the Pan-European Cooperation and Consular Departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Officials from the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX, European Union Delegation to Russia and experts from EU Member States participated on the EU side.
Both parties agreed that the Russia – EU Readmission Agreement remains a key pillar of the parties’ legal basis, providing instruments to efficiently address readmission issues, including combating illegal migration.
The meeting focused on an in-depth discussion of practical aspects of cooperation in this field as well as plans for the next year.