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UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT EARMARKS UAH 70 MLN TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR ISSUING PASSPORTS, DRIVER’S LICENSES

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has earmarked UAH 70 million to buy equipment for issuing passports, driver’s licenses and registration of vehicles in the administrative service centers, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said at a briefing on Wednesday.
“Today we took the first step towards the unification of the network of administrative service centers. It so happened that in the previous government many ministries tried to make themselves transparent offices, the administrative service center, each built its own infrastructure. This will not happen… We will optimize them. Today we approved the procedure for using funds for one of these networks – Administrative Service Centers, and the logic of the merger has already been laid in this procedure,” Honcharuk said.
The prime minister said that all these structures were created with one goal – to provide administrative services to the population – therefore, their unification is inevitable.

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UKRAINE AND SRI LANKA WAVE VISAS FOR CITIZENS WITH DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE OR OFFICIAL PASSPORTS

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Ravinatha Aryasinha, during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, signed an agreement on visa waiver of citizens who use diplomatic, service or official passports.
“Prystaiko and Aryasinha have signed an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on visa waiver for citizens who use diplomatic, service or official passports,” the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported on Friday.
The parties discussed topical issues on the agenda of relations between the two countries, emphasizing the importance of intensifying political dialogue and enhancing interaction within international organizations. Issues of protection of interests of citizens of Ukraine and Sri Lanka were separately discussed.

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