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Belarus and Moldova to co-operate in sphere of biometric passports

Belarus has initiated experience sharing with the Registru Centre for State Information Resources in Chisinau, in the sphere of information technologies. A Belarusian delegation comprising members of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department, of the State Border Committee, of the Belarusian State Institute for Standardisation and Certification and of Agat enterprise has met the Moldovans to discuss prospects for collaboration.

The spheres of IT and the application of biometric identifiers in travel documents were in focus. The Belarusian representatives noted that Moldovan experience in the sphere of biometric passport manufacture is interesting to the Republic’s state authorities. An inter-ministerial working group has been recently set up in Belarus to launch a national project to develop and launch biometric passports.

From January 1st, 2011, Moldova began issue of passports with biometric data alone — a condition of receiving a visa free regime to EU states in future.

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