Officials from Central Asia travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina on OSCE-supported visit to learn more about reducing threat of explosive hazards

Best practices in reducing and responding to the threat of explosive hazards was the focus of an OSCE-supported three-day visit by a delegation from three Central Asian countries to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which concluded on 19 November 2015.

During the visit, which was jointly facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and the OSCE Mission to BiH, 14 representatives of the national armed forces, the national mine action authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan exchanged their experience with colleagues from BiH and discussed issues related to peace-keeping operations.

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OSCE Office in Tajikistan supports training courses on Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat

The second training course facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat (IED-D) for Tajik and Afghan specialists concluded in Dushanbe on 5 November 2015.

17 representatives of national armed forces, national mine action co-ordination authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan and Afghanistan completed the training course. It follows the first course held on 26-30 October 2015 and attended by fifteen military specialists from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

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OSCE supports regional seminar on disposal of explosive ordnance in Central Asia

ALMATY, 25 August 2015 – A four-day OSCE regional seminar on Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal - Level Four began today in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Some 40 military and civilian experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Slovenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom and the United States will discuss best practices in demilitarization, transportation, stockpile management and destruction of conventional ammunition and international ammunition technical guidelines. The event will include a site visit to the Aris Demilitarization Centre near Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

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Second group of Explosive Ordnance Disposal instructors trained with OSCE support in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 10 July 2015 – An eight-day regional advanced explosive ordnance disposal level three course for Central Asian trainees facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan concluded in Dushanbe today.

Eighteen representatives of national armed forces as well as national mine action coordination authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan completed the training course. It marks the second graduation of international mine action standards certified training instructors in the region.

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