Cooperation, Coordination & Communication
As part of a strategy which will assist the creation of adequate conditions for increased cross-border cooperation, sharing of experience, training and operational exchanges, special attention will be given to activities promoting:
- Regional Development. Improve support approaches to allow local access to trans-frontier health services.
- Regional Support. Support regional trade facilitation and commerce between Afghanistan and its neighbouring countries, to encourage trade and transit.• Regional Integration. Create international border management systems on Afghanistan’s northern border and, to promote cross-border cooperation, encourage Tajikistan Border Force to participate at ABP training events in the field, along the border.
- Regional Infrastructure. Strengthen legal and social infrastructure to assist management of labour and migration in borderlands communities.
- Regional Trade. Increase and improve local capacity and resources to promote possibilities related to local cross-border cooperation and international trade.
Legal trade and migration, as well as effective border management, requires cooperation on the border from both sides, with an equal level of commitment, based on sharing of information and mutual liaison. Fostering effective collaboration between the Governments of Central Asia and Afghanistan is vital. Cross-border and cooperative development programmes can contribute greatly to building capacity. Information should be shared across borders, between services and at all levels.