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Meeting with the coordinators of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme
24 Jan
Meeting with the coordinators of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme

Recently, Mr. Ketil Ottersen, senior coordinator of the UNODC program and Mr. Norbert Steilen, senior coordinator of the WCO program in Turkmenistan, paid a visit to Turkmenistan, during which State Customs Service hosted a meeting.

During the meeting, the results of the work carried out within the framework of the work program were discussed, and future events were considered and planned based on the joint priorities and needs of Turkmenistan and the CCP.

The State Customs Service joined the program in December 2013. As part of the program, Port Control Groups were created at the International Terminal of Ashgabat and the seaport of Turkmenbashi. At the 6th interregional meeting held in Tashkent on May 22-23, 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on the establishment of an Interregional network of customs services and port control groups.

The use of ContainerComm can be mentioned as examples of cooperation between the PCG of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan - the last of which was in December 2019 and January 2020 on the exchange of information between the Alat seaport (Baku) and the Turkmenbashi seaport.

At the end of the meeting, the parties, noting with satisfaction the results of the joint work done, expressed hope for the further development and strengthening of cooperation.