OSCE assists Kazakhstan in border management issue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 / Trend , G.Dadashova /
A four-day OSCE-organized workshop on integrated border management for 15 Kazakh border service officials began in Aktau on Monday, a city on the Caspian Sea, the OSCE reported.
The OSCE Centre in Astana is organizing the workshop in co-operation with the UN Border Management Programme for Central Asia, the International Organization for Migration, and Kazakhstan's Border Service.
The border guards, who come from the Aktau region and the cities of Uralsk and Aktobe, will learn about contemporary border management challenges including threats posed by transnational organized crime such as human, narcotics and weapons trafficking, terrorism and illegal migration, and ways of effectively deal with them.
The agenda includes integrated border management principles, border control procedures, risk analysis and assessment, professional ethics and standards, and contingency and emergency planning.
Experts from Russia, Latvia, Poland, and Canada will present current international practices in border security.
This week's seminar is part of the OSCE Centre in Astana's efforts to promote the OSCE border security concept in Kazakhstan. A similar training course was held last year in Merke, Kazakhstan.