A working meeting within a regional initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime aimed at strengthening cross-border interaction between the countries of the Central Asian region was held in Samarkand, on April 12-13. It was reported by the press office of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan.
As part of the event, it was noted that Turkmenistan will expand the corresponding partnership with the states of Central Asia. Attention was paid to the implementation of the project, which includes a step-by-step plan to build up cross-border cooperation in the region.
Emphasis was also placed on the action plan for this and next years. The meeting was held as part of the UNODC program for the Central Asian countries for 2022-2025.
The project is focused on combating transnational organized crime, improving the effectiveness of checkpoints through the creation of border service partnership offices, the development of information and communication networks for the relevant government agencies of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.