The meeting was attended by experts and National Focal Points (NFP) from the four partner countries, namely, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as from Mongolia, a potential partner country of the Central Asia Secretariat. The meeting was opened by the newly appointed NFP for Kyrgyzstan, Mr. B. Tolongutov, Director of the State Regulation Centre of the Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety and by Mr. B. Gulyamov, Head of the Uzbek State Inspection “Sanoatgeokontekhnazorat” and Head of the Regional Secretariat.
Experts from the countries together with experts of the European Commission, UNICRI and the On-Site technical Assistance, worked actively towards the development of a new regional project on biological and chemical waste management.
The RTM also presented an opportunity to take stock of progress achieved so far in the Central Asia region and to plan next steps, such as CBRN National Action Plan workshops and interregional activities.
The CoE currently covers 8 regions and 55 partner countries. The EU CBRN CoE Secretariat for Central Asia is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It works in partnership with countries to encourage local ownership of CBRN action plans, policies and joint preparation of regional project proposals.