Vietnamese diplomats and officials will discuss migration issues with Lithuanian border officials during their visit to Lithuania starting on Tuesday.
Vietnamese flag
© AFP/Scanpix

Discussions will focus on how to more efficiently deal with illegal migration by Vietnamese citizens and how to accelerate the identification of these migrants, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said.

Officials will also discuss plans to sign in the future a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in immigration by VSAT and the Migration Department of Vietnam's Public Security Ministry.

The Vietnamese delegation are to meet on Tuesday with Lithuanian Deputy Interior Minister Česlovas Mulma and VSAT Head Renatas Požėla.

On Wednesday, the delegation will go to the Foreigners Registration Center in Pabradė, close to Vilnius, and will later travel to a point in the eastern district of Zarasai where the national borders of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus converge.

On Thursday, the Vietnamese delegation is scheduled to visit the VSAT Aviation Unit in the district of Trakai.

According to VSAT, border guards in 2012 detained 123 Vietnamese citizens trying to illegally cross the Lithuanian border. That number increased to 301 in 2014 and 382 in 2015 before easing to 226 in 2016 and falling to 87 in 2017. Sixty-two Vietnamese citizens have been detained since the start of 2018.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope Francis calls on Lithuania to become "bridge between Eastern and Western Europe"

Pope Francis , who arrived in Vilnius on Saturday, called on Lithuanians to be open and compassionate...

Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania for historic visit

Pope Francis has landed in Lithuania on Saturday at the start of his four-day Baltic tour during...

Lithuanian president to present Pope Francis with Freedom Bell

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Saturday present Pope Francis with a smaller replica of the...

World awaits if pope touches upon sexual abuse scandal during Lithuanian visit

The world will have its eyes set on the pope visiting Lithuania this weekend to see if he will touch...

Pope Francis plans to honor freedom fight victims, provide hope

Pope Francis says he will pay respect to freedom fight victims during his upcoming visit to the...