OSCE facilitates US Congressional Delegation visit to Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre

On August 11, 2023, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (Office) facilitated a visit of a US Congressional Delegation to the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan.

During the visit, Major-General Bachabekzoda Sayorabek, Head of the Engineering Department of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, warmly welcomed the guests.

Additionally, Colonel Sulaimon Qodirzoda, Director of the Training Centre, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the Centre's activities to the US Congressional delegation.

The delegation also had the opportunity to witness a practical demonstration of explosive ordinance recognition and the Ministry of Defense showcased demining equipment used in explosive ordnance disposal training provided by the United States Army Central

During the meeting, the project partners emphasized the significance of the OSCE's role in establishing and fostering a strong partnership with the host country since 2009. This collaboration has been crucial in promoting peace, stability, and security in the region.

Since 2013, the US Department of State has been supporting the development of co-operative mechanisms on a technical level among Central Asian states through the OSCE to address concerns and challenges stemming from explosive hazards in the region.

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