Local authorities of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be trained on conflict prevention
Bishkek, May 22 / Kabar /. Local authorities of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will get training on conflict prevention.
A meeting of the working group from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to discuss border issues is organized by the program of the European Union - UNDP Border Management in Central Asia (BOMCA) together with the UNDP Peace and Development Program.
Fifty representatives of local governments, departments of border and customs controls at border crossing points located on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border and local law enforcement officers from Leilek region (Kyrgyzstan) and Dzhabarasulovsky region (Tajikistan) will discuss such issues as joint usage of pastures, distribution of water resources and prevention of emergency situations. After the meeting, participants will adopt a joint action plan for cross-border cooperation.
The next day, May 23, 2012, thirty members of another working group consisting of representatives of local authorities and law enforcement agencies from Batken (Kyrgyzstan) and Isfara (Tajikistan) will participate in training on prevention of interethnic conflicts. Participants will receive information about discrimination and the rights of ethnic minorities as well as learn how to analyze the inter-ethnic conflicts and their resolution.
The overall objective of BOMCA is to secure the gradual adoption of modern border management methods in Central Asia with the purpose of enhancing border security and facilitating legal trade and transit.