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Protocol on External Relations of the Member States with regard to the Crossing of External Borders

PROTOCOL
ON EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF THE MEMBER STATES WITH REGARD TO
THE CROSSING OF EXTERNAL BORDERS

THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES,

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the need of the Member States to ensure effective controls at their external borders, in cooperation with third countries where appropriate,

HAVE AGREED UPON the following provisions, which shall be annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Sole Article

The provisions on the measures on the crossing of external borders included in Article 772)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union shall be without prejudice to the competence of Member States to negotiate or conclude agreements with third countries as long as they respect Union law and other relevant international agreements.