Terrorist Use Of Explosives In Focus Of OSCE Discussion In Armenia


Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Oct 15 2013

VIENNA, Austria

The following information was released by the Organization for Security
and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE):

A roundtable meeting on hindering terrorists’ access to explosives
through better control over the substances took place in Yerevan
today with OSCE support.

The event brought together some 25 experts from Armenian state
institutions and private sector who shared with experts from Belgium,
Spain, United Kingdom and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime their
experiences in using legal tools to better control the explosives and
explosive precursors. The main objective of the event is to assist
Armenia in the implementation of the international legal framework
against terrorism.

“This event aims to help its participants better understand what
is required to prevent explosive-related terrorist attacks,” said
Lilian Salaru, Politico-Military Officer of the OSCE Office in
Yerevan. “We will also try to see how can the OSCE, working together
with its partners, contribute in the most effective way to creating
an effective national framework and interagency capacities to address
terrorist threats and to implement relevant international standards
on anti-terrorism.”

He added that the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department,
alongside with the OSCE Office in Yerevan will continue to assist
Armenia to become parties of the universal antiterrorism instruments.

The discussion is held with the financial support of Governments of
Australia and Germany.

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