Belarus, Ukraine to consider exchange of border treaty instruments Sept

MINSK, September 8 (Itar-Tass) -- The question of completing of the enactment of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border treaty may be cleared up in late September. This date was mentioned by the head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Martynov, who responded to reporters' questions following today's trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine.

He said that the question of exchanging the instruments of ratification regarding the Belarusian-Ukrainian state border treaty "is being discussed in the working groups and commissions, chaired by first deputy prime ministers."

Martynov said the forthcoming regular meeting was scheduled for the second half of September.

"An answer will largely depend on the results of this group's work," he said, when asked when instruments of ratification might change hands.

The agreement between Belarus and Ukraine on the state border was signed in 1997. In the same year, it was ratified by the Ukrainian side. The Belarusian parliament did so several months ago. The exchange of instruments of ratification has not taken place yet.


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