Russian and Uzbekistan plan to sign the agreements on cooperation in counteracting illegal migration, on labour activity and protection of the rights of guest-workers, and on readmission.
The drafts of the three documents will be revised on 28 June during the meeting of the Government of the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reported.
The agreement on counteracting illegal migration will identify the main areas of cooperation between the parties in this sphere. This includes cross-border and immigration control, registration of people illegally crossing the borders between the countries or illegally staying on their territories, exchange of information, joint scientific research on counteracting illegal migration, preparation and improvement of professional skills of the staff of concerned agencies.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Federal Security Service, and Federal Migration Service will be responsible for the fulfillment of the agreement’s provisions on the territory of Russia.
The document envisages the establishment of the Joint Russian-Uzbek Work Group for Counteracting Illegal Migration, which will include the representatives of the concerned agencies and departments of both countries.
The implementation of the agreement will help systemize the process of recruitment and employment of Russian and Uzbek migrants, strengthen their social protection and guarantee their rights in the process of labour activity. Its signing will create the legal framework for the fight against illegal recruitment and use of Uzbek workforce on the territory of Russia.
The subject of regulation of the agreement on readmission will the procedure of return, reception and transit of people staying on the territory of the countries parties to the agreement with violation of the legislation on entry, exit and stay of foreigners on the territory of the country.
The agreement will set the limits on the period allowed for direction and consideration of the request for readmission, the order of transit and paperwork associated with handing over the people against whom the readmission procedure has been initiated. The document envisages that all the costs that may be associated with the transportation of such people to the border of the receiving country are to be covered by the party that initiates the readmission procedure (requesting party).