( OSCE ) - Strengthening ties between local law enforcement agencies to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime is the aim of an OSCE-organized five-day training taking place in the Georgian region of Adjara this week.
National and international experts will offer local border police, customs officials and other relevant regional stakeholders examples of best practices in the field and practical skills to tackle different aspects of organized crime.
"Our activities are focused on supporting Georgia in implementing its commitments in the field of anti-terrorism," said Bogdan Catalin Udriste , the OSCE Mission's anti-terrorism adviser.
"This course was designed to help regional Georgian law enforcement agencies better co-ordinate their activities and improve efficiency in the fight against terrorism and organized crime."
The OSCE Mission has already implemented co-operation programmes with central Georgian authorities and is now concentrating its activities on training for regional law-enforcement agencies.