The 19th session of the Russia-EU Joint Committee on Readmission was held on 22 November 2019 in Brussels. The Russian delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission to the EU and was led by the Head of the Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Interior, Valentina Kazakova. Officials from the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Border and Coast Guard Agency, European External Action Service and representatives of a number of EU Member States participated on the EU side.
Both parties agreed that the 2006 Russia – EU Readmission Agreement remains an important and effective tool for combating illegal migration. A comprehensive discussion was held on practical aspects of interaction in this field.
The next meeting of the Russia-EU Joint Committee on Readmission is scheduled in Moscow in the second half of 2020.