Representatives of Migration, Border and Customs Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy, State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service of Turkmenistan discussed issues of cooperation on border check points, and assess international experience in this direction at a workshop in Ashgabat on 21-23 November 2017. The workshop was facilitated by the program experts of Border Management in Central Asia Program (BOMCA), funded by the European Union.
Taking into the account that interagency cooperation and timely exchange of information at intra-agency, interagency and international levels are one of main constituents of effective implementation of Integrated Border Management, the workshop focused on information exchange, analysing and structuring the data, information flows management within an agency and between the agencies and countries. Based on Latvia experience, an advanced example of effective cooperation between the agencies and States was introduced to participants.
The first BOMCA operations in Central Asia began in 2003 and, since then, BOMCA has strengthened the partnership between Central Asian Governments in the field of border management. The European Union allocated a sum of EUR 40,8 million to BOMCA for the period of 2003 – 2018, out of which almost EUR 5 million were assigned to its 9th implementation phase (2015 - 2018).