UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON ENHANCING INFORMATION SHARING ON FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS
On 4-7 July, UNRCCA in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) organized a training course on enhancing information sharing on foreign terrorist fighters. The course was organized as part of a joint UNOCT and INTERPOL project, covering Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Russian Federation. It took place in Dushanbe under the framework of the UNRCCA and UNOCT multi-year efforts to support the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.
Representative from law enforcement structures and other state institutions of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan as well as the Russian Federation and Georgia were acquainted with the latest methodologies used by INTERPOL to identify, track and disrupt foreign terrorist fighters’ mobility. Particular attention was paid to the timely and comprehensive exchange of the collected information on foreign terrorist fighters among the Member States in accordance with the Security Council resolution 2118 (2014).
The training course included a visit to the Dushanbe international airport where participants were familiarized with the division of responsibilities and tasks of Tajik authorities as well as screening techniques and equipment used to identify foreign terrorist fighters.