OSCE consults staff at Turkmenistan’s airports
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 24
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held a workshop on biometric information and personal data management for the staff of the airport and aviation security, as well as the document issuance and passport control agencies in Ashgabat, the OSCE Center in Ashgabat said.
The workshop was held by four international experts from Australia, France, the Netherlands and Singapore. It was aimed at raising awareness of the participants about the best international practice in the control for entry, exit and transit at airports, as well as the use of new technologies.
"The project was designed to assist Turkmenistan in preventing the modern threats and challenges to security," Christopher Hornek, Project Coordinator of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, said. "The project complements the work on the introduction of new e-passports in Turkmenistan. It facilitates the professional dialogue among international experts and relevant institutions of the host country."
The workshop made an effective contribution to the exchange of best practice and knowledge.
This will improve the personal data management and the flow of passengers at airports in Turkmenistan.
During the year, the OSCE Center in Ashgabat organized several events to raise awareness and improve the professional potential of the relevant bodies to systematize the control for passports and personal data. The events are designed for the use of new technologies to enhance security and improve the management of the flow of passengers at airports.
The experts who have conducted the workshop are members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group.