▲ Up
09:58 17-08-2017
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
Travel document security focus of OSCE training in Turkmenistan
13:07, 31 July 2017, 1140

AKIPRESS.COM - An OSCE-organized five-day training course on the detection of forged documents and imposters took place in Ashgabat on July 24-28, the OSCE reported. 

The course brought together representatives from Turkmenistan’s Interior and National Security Ministries, the State Border Service, and the State Migration Service.

Organized by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat in co-operation with the OSCE Transnational Threats Department’s Travel Document Security Programme, the training course aimed to enhance the participants’ practical abilities to detect forged documents and imposters by providing in-depth knowledge and conducting hands-on exercises.

“Protecting the integrity of government identity documents and identifying imposters lowers the opportunities for illegal border crossings and the spread of crime and terrorism, and assists in securing state borders,” said Head of the OSCE Centre Natalya Drozd, addressing the course participants. “The issue of travel document security acquires special relevance as Turkmenistan prepares to host the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September and the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat is pleased provide support in this area,” she added.

International experts from Austria elaborated on the types of counterfeit passports, visas and banknotes, as well as security and personalization printing techniques. Special attention was paid to the methods of identifying counterfeit techniques.

As part of the practical exercises, the participants examined the security features of passports, visas, plastic cards and banknotes common in the region and practiced identifying facial and behavioural indicators in imposters.

The training is part of a wider effort by the OSCE to support Turkmenistan in border security and management activities, and to improve co-ordination in successfully implementing security procedures and border controls, including becoming members of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Public Key Directory.

Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
09:40 President Atambayev to visit Uzbekistan09:35 Demarcation of 85% of Kyrgyz-Uzbek border is political decision: Vice PM09:33 Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan agree on demarcation of 1170 km of state border09:31 Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan announce tender on supply and installation of transmission lines on CASA 1000 project09:14 Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan sign 2 protocols as a result of talks09:06 Omurbek Tekebayev and Duishon Chotonov sentenced to 8 years in prison for corruption17:42 Kyrgyzstan ready to export food and processing industry products, textile goods to Uzbekistan – PM Jeenbekov17:07 Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan discuss customs fees and unified tariffs17:00 Tekebayev's trial: District court judge to render verdict16:34 Tajik family preparing to complain to European Court after death of child whose mother was detained by police16:32 Modern apples originated in Kazakhstan: study15:49 New Delhi hosts Turkmen-Indian Intergovernmental Commission meeting15:45 Refugee team to participate in 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat15:43 Minor quake occurs in southern Kyrgyzstan15:38 9 people killed in Sulukta mine since beginning of 201715:38 Days of Culture of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan set for October15:28 Uzbekistan suggests Kyrgyzstan to conduct mutual exhibitions of their products15:27 India and China troops clash along Himalayan border15:19 Tekebayev's trial: Activist holds protest action outside court15:18 PM Aripov: Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan opened up brand new page in Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75