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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.

Secure, but Open: Shared Goals and Takeaways from the EU-BOMNAF Conference on “Sustainable Trade as an Aspect of Regional Cooperation”
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Click to enlargeClick to enlargeClick to enlargeBy Carly Seedall – EU-BOMNAF Volunteer As an International Relations student and first time international conference participant at the EU-BOMNAF conference on “Sustainable Trade as an Aspect of Regional Cooperation”, I expected the event … Read More

BOMNAF Conference 2017: “Sustainable Trade as an Aspect of Regional Cooperation”
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Click to enlargeClick to enlargeClick to enlargeThe 10th BOMNAF Conference, entitled “Sustainable Trade as an Aspect of Regional Cooperation”, has concluded successfully. The event’s primary aim is to promote sustainable trade by working with participants to understand the vital part … Read More

Operation Building Bridges 2016
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Dushanbe, 18 May 2016 PRESS RELEASE “Operation Building Bridges 2016” As part of UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project’s aims to improve cross-border cooperation, collaboration and communication between Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbours, the project facilitated and supported a one-week joint field … Read More

2015 Afghanistan – Central Asia Regional Trade and Cooperation Conference by EU-BOMNAF
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EU-BOMNAF is pleased to announce the successful culmination of the 2015 Afghanistan – Central Asia Regional Trade and Cooperation Conference, held in Dushanbe on the 24th and 25th November 2015. Delegates travelled from countries and organisations throughout the region, clearly … Read More

Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015 (Russian Version)
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Декларация и Рекомендации Конференции ЕС-БОМНАФ по Региональной Торговле и Сотрудничеству Душанбе, 24-25 ноября 2015 года Введение. Конференция ЕС-БОМНАФ по Региональной Торговле и Сотрудничеству прошла в Душанбе, Таджикистан, 24-25 ноября 2015 года. Основной целью данного мероприятия стало оказание содействия международному и … Read More

Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015 (English Version)
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Declaration and Recommendations from the EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop in Dushanbe, 24-25 November 2015   Introduction. The EU-BOMNAF Regional Trade and Cooperation Workshop was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 24-25 November 2015. The overall aim of the event … Read More

Closure of cross-border market impacts livelihoods
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The Eshkashem cross-border market in northeast Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province is of great importance to both local Afghan and Tajik populations and their respective small and medium sized businesses. Located adjacent to the Afghan Customs and Border Commissariat buildings, both of … Read More

Afghanistan-Central Asia Trade and Migration Workshop in Dushanbe (2014)
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The aim was to develop cooperation and strengthen communication between Afghanistan and its Northern and Eastern neighbours in the field of international border management.

Participation of Afghanistan representatives at international events
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EU-BOMNAF organised and supported the participation of high level representatives from the Afghan Border Police and related ministries at a number of international and regional events, including the Central Asia Border Security Initiative (CABSI) (2013 & 2014), Issyk-Kul Initiative (2013), … Read More

Ban Ki Moon in Dushanbe
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 9th 2015 UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, in Dushanbe to meet all UN staff at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Captured by our UN Volunteer, Freya Morales.

EU-Japan Border Management Conference in Dushanbe (2012 & 2014)
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The aims of this conference included development of local capacity, improvement of border management and exploring ways of further collaboration between the governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in the fields of training, cross-border … Read More