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Turkmenistan considers export control, transshipment of weapons of mass destruction
14:23, 28 July 2014, 778

AKIPRESS.COM - Meeting_Room OSCE efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540 on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery was a focus at an OSCE-supported round table discussion that concluded in Ashgabat on July 25.

The OSCE Center in Ashgabat, in close co-operation with the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, organized the event to raise participants’ awareness about best practices of prevention, detection and response to the illicit trafficking of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials.

The discussion brought together some twenty-five participants representing the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Internal Affairs, National Security, the Ministry of Economy and Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Affairs, as well as the State Customs and Border Services and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan.

The participants spoke about projects to support the implementation of the resolution 1540 and the importance of strengthening border management while implementing its provisions. They also discussed national approaches to non-proliferation issues as well as development of a National Implementation Action Plan on the UNSC Resolution 1540. A representative of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan shared best practices in developing their National Action Plan on the implementation of the Resolution.

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