From 2-4 October, a representative of the OSCE TNTD/Border Security and Management Unit delivered a series of lectures to the trainees. On 13 October, the project coordinator, national project officer and the trainers had a follow-up meeting at SBS headquarters to discuss the modalities of phase 2 involving specialised training courses.
From 6-9 October, the Centre organized a study visit to the 10th Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents, Biometrics and Border Security at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada for four Turkmenistan representatives.
The four-day visit program included meetings with representatives of ICAO as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI). The ICAO symposium programme covered various issues related to the implementation of the ICAO Traveler Identification Programme (ICAO TRIP), current and emerging ICAO standards and recommended practices, the integrity of document issuance and the need for inter-agency cooperation and data sharing.