An annual working meeting of Steering Committees established under Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia was held in CARICC from 11th to 12th of December, 2018.
The working meeting drew together representatives of border guard agencies, customs services, ministries of internal and foreign affairs, of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the Kyrgyz Republic, of the Republic of Tajikistan, of Turkmenistan, of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as experts from the OSCE, UNODC Programme Offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and CARICC.
During the meeting, delegations provided information on implementation of the Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia and its impact on the situation in border security and cross-border cooperation in the region, on the activities of centers established for coordination and monitoring of border liaison offices.
CARICC presented on practical relevance of the Centre as part of implementation of the Border Cooperation component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia.
Towards the conclusion, parties defined priorities of competent authorities of Central Asian states in the field of state border protection and development of cross-border interaction, and made recommendations for further development of the component of the UNODC Programme with active involvement of CARICC.