Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 13 / Trend /
Officers from the Afghan Border Police successfully completed an eight-week Patrol Leadership Course at the OSCE Office in Tajikistan this week, the OSCE reported.
Ten officers were trained in map reading and navigation, as well as patrol and surveillance techniques, with the aim of enhancing border security along the Tajik-Afghan border. The training programme is based on a similar project that the OSCE Office has provided for Tajik border guard officers since 2009. The course was conducted at the Border Guard Directorate's training centre in Hissar, 20 kilometres west of Dushanbe.
"The course developed by the OSCE Office provides the necessary skills and knowledge to help Afghan Border Police detect and counter illegal movement across the Tajik-Afghan border, which will contribute to both countries' border management and security, and to the region's efforts to counter transnational threats," Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, Ambassador Ivar Vikki said.
Representatives of embassies and international organizations and partners, as well as representatives of the Border Guard Directorate of Tajikistan, attended today's ceremony marking the end of the course.
The course was funded by the United States and led by two trainers from the Russian Federation and the US.