Tajik border officers enhance their skills through OSCE courses


KHOROG, Tajikistan -- The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) completed its third cascade training for Tajik border personnel June 17-22 in Khorog, Tajikistan, the OSCE said in a statement Monday (June 24).

"The training was the last of a series of similar courses conducted earlier this year in Khatlon and Sughd provinces," said the OSCE. All courses were taught by Tajik Border Troops members who graduated from previous OSCE courses.

The three two-week training courses taught 100 border officers how to more effectively conduct surveillance, first aid and operational planning, according to the OSCE.

The courses also "covered patrolling, mine-clearing awareness and gender mainstreaming in border security, as well as canine services", it added.

"For us it is very important to apply in our day-to-day work all of the knowledge and skills gained from the training and experts, who all have a very rich professional background," said trainee Davlathusainov Avliyohusain/

"These training courses are an important part of implementing Tajikistan’s National Border Strategy. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe will continue to support Tajikistan in strengthening the capacities of its border troops and thereby contribute to security and stability in the country," said Valeriu Chiveri, head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe.

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