Border crossing reforms in Armenia | EUNewsletter

Border crossing reforms in Armenia

23 March 2011

Armenia is en route to establish a modern border security system, based on the Integrated Border Management (IBM) concept. To support these efforts, the EU project “Supporting an Integrated Border Management System in the South Caucasus” (SCIBM) organised a two-day workshop in December 2010 to discuss the development of Armenia’s IBM Strategic Plan, as well as the role of the government and border management agencies in its implementation.
“We want to technically facilitate the movement of persons and goods and border traffic with a ‘one stop shop’ principle. For example, if a passenger has been checked on one border, he/she will not be checked on the other. The project even has a slogan: ‘smooth crossing of safe borders’,” said Artur Baghdasaryan, the Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, adding that Armenia intends to reconstruct crossing points on the Armenia-Georgia border which will meet EU standards.
The implementation of the IBM system in Armenia will promote the movement of persons and goods across borders, while keeping them secure against illegal activity. The overall budget of the EU-funded and UNDP implemented SCIBM project is €1,403,000.

Border crossing reforms in Armenia

Armenia is en route to establish a modern border security system, based on the Integrated Border Management (IBM) concept. To support these efforts, the EU project "Supporting an Integrated Border Management System in the South Caucasus" (SCIBM) organised a two-day workshop in December 2010 to discuss the development of Armenia's IBM Strategic Plan, as well as the role of the government and border management agencies in its implementation. "We want to technically facilitate the movement of persons and goods and border traffic with a 'one stop shop' principle. For example, if a passenger has been checked on one border, he/she will not be checked on the other. The project even has a slogan: 'smooth crossing of safe borders'," said Artur Baghdasaryan, the Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, adding that Armenia intends to reconstruct crossing points on the Armenia-Georgia border which will meet EU standards. The implementation of the IBM system in Armenia will promote the movement of persons and goods across borders, while keeping them secure against illegal activity. The overall budget of the EU-funded and UNDP implemented SCIBM project is €1,403,000.