- Silk Routes Partnership
Antalya, 12-13 December – Twenty-four officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq,...
26 January 2015 Starting with the first Regional Training on Migration Policy Development and...
28 May 2016 At a time when refugee movements take place at an increasing pace, it was crucial...
4 March 2015 Continuing the ongoing support to the Government of Pakistan under the project...
24 April 2013 The Istanbul Ministerial Declaration on a Silk Routes Partnership for Migration...
|27 - 28 March 2017|
Iraq National Workshop on Diaspora Engagement Policy Development
|27 - 28 April 2017|
Pakistan National Workshop on Labour Migration Policy Development
| 7 - 8 May 2017|
Pilot Project 2 - Silk Routes – RELEC
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Antalya, 12-13 December – Twenty-four officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey, together with experts from ICMPD and Frontex met in Antalya, Turkey to continue elaborating the establishment of a regional law enforcement cooperation network.
The fruitful work of law enforcement practitioners from the region, together with legal officers and experts resulted in a first draft of a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The future MoU will allow law enforcement entities of the Silk Routes countries and Turkey to exchange information through a focal point network with special focus on prevention, detection and fighting migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings and enhanced border management.
The proposed framework envisages regular data exchange and a regional early warning system. The delegates agreed to convene the next round of consultations on 6 – 7 March 2017 in Tehran, upon the kind invitation from the Islamic Republic of Iran to continue elaborating the MoU.
This event is a follow up to a series of consultation meetings held in Pakistan, Poland and Turkey in 2015-2016, and part of the Budapest Process’ long-term efforts aimed at enhancing regional law enforcement co-operation. The overall objective of the Silk Routes Partnership project is to strengthen the migration management capacities of the Silk Routes countries Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan both at national and –together with Bangladesh and Iran- also at regional level.