( OSCE ) - How to strengthen Tajikistan's efforts to combat and prevent corruption was the focus of a meeting organized by the OSCE Centre in Dushanbe today.
Participants discussed anti-corruption legislation and mechanisms, as well as preventive measures and the prosecution of corruption-related crimes.
"The OSCE sees the struggle against corruption as an integral part of its work to support security and stability in its participating states, as well as promoting economic well-being through a healthy business climate," said Bess Brown, Economic Officer of the OSCE Centre.
The Centre plans to support a new state agency that promotes financial control and fights corruption as it develops a program to work effectively, she added.
The meeting, which was part of an OSCE-supported project to develop dialogue between the authorities and civil society, brought together some 70 government officials, representatives of political parties, media and national minorities and members of non-governmental and international organizations.