Friday, August 22, 2014


Tajikistan

OSCE Discusses Central Asia Border Security

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By RFE/RL's Tajik Service
A two-day ministerial conference ending on April 17 in Vienna has focused on border security in Central Asia after international military forces are pulled out of Afghanistan in 2014.

Jerome Bouyjou of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Transnational Threats Department told RFE/RL that the conference helped acknowledge that the international community has to provide all necessary assistance to Central Asian countries to strengthen and secure their borders by 2014 in order to prevent illegal human and drug trafficking as well as the spread of terrorism.

Bouyjou added that one of the major problems in the region regarding borders was the lack of border demarcation between post-Soviet Central Asian states.

With reporting by AFP
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