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Central Asian experts discuss energy security issues

A conference entitled “25 Years of Independence: Energy Security Issues in Central Asia and Beyond” took place in Ashgabat on 14-15 December 2016 with the participation of experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event in Turkmenistan provided an opportunity to reflect on security challenges and regional cooperation strategies in particular in the energy sector.
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New NATO Liaison Officer visits Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

As part of her introductory trip around Central Asia, Rosaria Puglisi visited the Tajik and Turkmen capitals for talks about existing activities between NATO and the country and opportunities to expand cooperation in 2016.
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NATO fosters scientific cooperation with Tajikistan

Policy makers, scientists and researchers met to discuss how to tackle shared security challenges in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 9 December, at the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day 2015. Participants came up with a number of proposals for collaborative projects, especially in the areas of border security and countering terrorism.
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Central Asian and Afghan students discuss peace and security in Tajikistan

The 11th Central Asian Regional Summer Diplomatic Course (Summer Academy) took place from 7 to 11 July in Romit, Tajikistan. This year’s theme, “Partnership for Peace: Common Interests and Challenges in Central Asia”, focused on socio-political developments in the region, possible future security scenarios, the role of international organisations and the benefits of partnership.
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NATO and UNODC launch counter-narcotics training in Central Asia

NATO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the launch of a new NATO counter-narcotics training project at a conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in May 2015. The project involves five Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. It follows up on a similar initiative developed under the umbrella of the NATO-Russia Council which was suspended in the wake of Russian aggressive action in Ukraine.
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NATO-supported Summer Academy in Tajikistan focuses on development and cooperation

The tenth NATO-supported Summer Academy took place in Romit, Tajikistan from 4 to 14 July. This year's theme was ''Central Asia after 2014 and beyond: regional development and stabilisation process''.
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President of Tajikistan visits NATO headquarters

The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, visited NATO headquarters and met NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday (10 April 2013). “We look to deepen our dialogue with you on Afghanistan. NATO and Tajikistan share a common interest in a stable and secure Afghanistan,” The Secretary General said.
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Afghan and Central Asian Members of Parliament work to strengthen cooperation

On 5 July 2012, a group of 14 parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The visit - organised by NATO Public Diplomacy Division - was part of a long-standing programme of cooperation in the field of public diplomacy between the Alliance and these countries. The group met with representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, as well as with members of the International Staff, including Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy.
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NATO-sponsored project to help secure dangerous munitions in Tajikistan

Fifteen years after the end of a civil war, Tajikistan is left with thousands of tonnes of munitions insecurely stored in makeshift storage sites across the country. Aside from the many known munitions caches, several more lie undiscovered, posing a major security threat to the Tajik people. A Partnership Trust Fund project, officially launched on 31 January, will soon help Tajikistan to counter this threat.
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Central Asian parliamentarians visit NATO

NATO's cooperation with Central Asian republics and the NATO-led efforts to stabilise Afghanistan were high on the agenda during a visit paid by a group of members of parliament from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan to NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 30 and 31 May.

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