IOM Trains Afghan, Tajik Border Guards
IOM and the Tajikistan Department of Border Forces have hosted a
10-day training programme in border and immigration control for 10
Afghan and five Tajik border guard officers at Tajikistan's Khorog
Training Centre for Border Guards.
The 10-day training, which is the 7th in a series of programmes
organized by IOM and funded by the US State Department's Bureau of
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), was
designed to improve security along the Afghan-Tajik border by
developing the capacity of officers working at border crossing
points in the Badakhshan region.
Participants from the National Border Police of Afghanistan and
the Border Forces of Tajikistan studied basic aspects of border
security, cross border cooperation, visa policy, detection of
fraudulent documents, and how to combat human trafficking and
The training programmes, which also allow officers from both
countries to share experiences and best practices, have been widely
recognized as a success and IOM expects to organize five more
similar courses in the coming months.
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