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head a press - services the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Markijan Lubkivsky has informed Yesterday that in March meetings of experts of Ukraine and the European Union for discussion of the project of the mandate of Eurocommission on the beginning of negotiations on visa regime simplification will take place. According to the mister Lubkivsky, the corresponding mandate can be received Eurocommission in May.
as head has informed a press - services the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, at session Ukraine - a three EU at level of Ministers of Justice and internal affairs from February, 23 till February, 26th in Bruxelles the Minister of Justice of Luxembourg Ljuk Friden has declared that EU has taken into consideration the European ambitions of Ukraine. The mister Lubkivsky also has reminded that Kiev has initiated to sign the agreement about readmissii between Ukraine and EU, having put forward the initiative about creation uniform readmissionnogo spaces - the system of bilateral agreements providing transfer of illegal migrants not only between the states - neighbours, but also their returning in State of origin. In this context the mister Lubkivsky has underlined importance of signing of such agreements with Russia, Belarus and the states of East Asia.

... And Estonia toughens a visa regime from the CIS
Since March, 1st all private legal bodies, wishing to accept foreigners from the countries with which at Estonia the visa regime operates, should confirm invitations in citizenship and migration department (DGM). It is necessary to put copies of pages of the trip document of the visitor To the invitation with instructions of its personal data. For each invitation the duty is entered into 150 crones (9,7). Term of registration of the invitation to six months - till 30 days. Besides, even two weeks leaves in consulates on visa registration.

before the invitation in DGM physical persons should confirm only. The new order concerns first of all Russia and other CIS countries, but does not mention the state of the European Union and even more 30 countries which citizens can be in Estonia from 30 till 90 days in a year.

Turkmenia and Afghanistan accelerate gas pipeline creation
Yesterday a press - the service of the president of Turkmenia Saparmurata Niyazov has informed that presidents of Turkmenia and Afghanistan have agreed to accelerate preparation of the project of creation of a gas pipeline Turkmenia - Afghanistan - Pakistan - India. Personal meeting of Turkmenbashi with the head of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai for discussion of details of the project will shortly take place.

extent of a highway should make 1680 km. Diameter of a pipe - 1420 mm, estimated throughput is defined in 33 mlrd by cubic m a year. The prospective beginning of building - 2006. Experts of the Asian bank of development estimate cost of building of a gas pipeline in $3,3 billion

the Export target of natural gas from Turkmenia to India is discussed already more than ten years. In 1998 the American company Unocal which should become a basis of the international consortium, left the project. Then the congress of the USA did not recommend the transaction from - for astable situations in Afghanistan and findings there Osama bin Laden.