Georgia, Turkey sign agreement on joint use of land customs checkpoints
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 8 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
On Friday in Istanbul, Turkey and Georgia signed an agreement on the joint use of land customs checkpoints Sarpi-Sarp, Kartsa-Childir/Aktas and Atshaltsihe-Posfi/Turkgozu.
From the Georgian side, the document was signed by Finance Minister Kakha Baindurashvili, from Turkish side, Minister of State Hayat Yazici, a source at the Georgian Foreign Ministry told Trend.
The agreement is the first step towards implementing the memorandum of understanding on joint use of land customs checkpoints. This agreement cancels the obligation to repeat identical customs procedures at customs offices, located on the Georgian-Turkish border.
Under the agreement, while leaving the country, once implemented declaration will be considered implemented declaration for the competent authorities of the entry country and control in the entry country will be considered control for country of departure.