OSCE seminar addresses implementation of National Border Management Strategies



Manuchehr Fayzulloev, Head of the Territorial and Border Settlement Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, participates in a discussion on implementation of the national border strategy, 8 September 2015, Dushanbe. (OSCE/Ilona Kazaryan)

DUSHANBE, 8 September 2015 - The seminar on Implementation of National Border Management Strategies was completed at the OSCE Border Management Staff College today.

Senior-level officials of border security and management agencies from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan as well as participants of the one-year Border Security and Management course (BSMSL) representing Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Ukraine took part in the event.

The aim of the two-day seminar was to discuss the current state of implementation of national border security strategies in the OSCE region. International experts from Georgia, Hungary, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Poland who participated in the event shared their experiences, best models and lessons learned from implementation of border strategies in their respective countries.

“The seminar focused on processes of designing and implementing strategies and action plans, planning financial resources and ensuring that systems in place allow thorough monitoring of their implementation,” said Dita Nowicka, Director of the OSCE Border Management Staff Course.

Gorancho Stojkovski, Acting Head of the Political-Military Department of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, observed: “The workshop provided an important platform for a dialogue between experts and participants aiming at finding practical solutions to the existing problems in the OSCE area.”