Central Asians learn about border security

Staff Report

DUSHANBE -- Central Asian security personnel recently attended two workshops at Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) facilities in Tajikistan, the OSCE said in two statements.

Twenty Tajik Border Troops officers November 18 completed a three-week-long class on operational planning at the Gissar Training Centre, the OSCE said that day. The troops "enhanced their knowledge on the decision-making process, situation analysis at the border, and the preparation and implementation of operational plans". Five instructors conducted the workshop.

Meanwhile, 16 border troops and customs officers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan November 18 completed a five-day-long workshop on "best practices in conducting border checks", the OSCE said in another statement. The workshop took place at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe.

The Central Asians learned about "border check procedures and international co-operation at borders, including the key elements of border control system, types of border crossing points, risk analysis and risk management, and best practices in conducting customs procedures", the OSCE said.

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