Afghan Border Police Officers Received Training by OSCE in Turkmenistan

Thirteen middle-rank border police officers from the northern and north-western border of Afghanistan completed a five-day OSCE-supported executive general patrol course organized in the capital of Turkmenistan by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat and the UNDP-implemented Border Management Northern Afghanistan (BOMNAF) project.

The course introduced participants to the types and forms of topographical maps with the aim of improving their professional capabilities in collecting and analyzing information and enhancing their reconnaissance, observation and communication skills. Participants also discussed the importance of gender awareness and recent trends in gender equality and human rights monitoring.

Ambassador Meerwais Nab during a lunch reception at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ashgabat said that such training courses for the Border Police is of high importance and it provides an opportunity to increase the skills of young officers.

Ambassador Nab pointed out that the borders between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan is one of the safest borders and the Government of Afghanistan pays special attention for the security of its borders especially with Turkmenistan.