OSCE teaches Turkmen border guards and representatives of the Ministry of Culture to prevent illegal circulation of cultural property

On July 26-28, the OSCE organized a seminar on combating illicit trafficking in cultural property, which was attended by representatives of Turkmenistan, the organization's Center in Ashgabat reports .

The training was attended by 55 officials from the border services and ministries of culture of the five Central Asian countries involved in the protection and security of cultural heritage.

“Illicit trafficking in cultural property is a transnational threat, and this threat is real . Illicit trade involves many actors and highly complex networks throughout the OSCE region and beyond,” said Rune Kastberg , Acting Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat .

The seminar also examined the methods and motivations of criminal networks involved in the illicit circulation of cultural property.

It should be noted that the organization has already held four seminars in July alone:

July 12-14 - regional seminar on risk management based on the analysis of non-verbal communication, taking into account emotional expressions of the face and body.

July 6-7 - seminar on the development of a digital transport corridor and its effective management during emergencies.

July 4-5 - online course on the interaction of government agencies and the media in informing the public about security issues during emergencies.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan