From 8 to 12 May, a training course on best practices in international co-operation on border security was conducted at the OSCE Border Management Staff College (BMSC). This training course was organised in co-operation with the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Programme and is aimed at capacity building in border and customs agencies of countries in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Twenty four mid- to senior-level officials from border and customs agencies from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan participated in the course.
This training course was conducted as part of the BMSC’s efforts to enhance co-operation and communication through the elaboration and exchange of best practices. An understanding of the legal framework and best practices in communication between border security-related agencies is imperative for effective co-operation between counterparts in the modern environment of ever-changing and constantly evolving cross-border threats. The training course was an opportunity for the operational staff to learn more about the best communication methods used in international co-operation.