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Fifth International Border Management conference begins

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Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya speaks at the fifth International Border Management conference on November 23, 2022. (Photo: International Center for Migration Policy Development)

AMMAN — The fifth International Border Management conference launched on Wednesday in Amman, a press statement said.

The conference aims to exchange expertise on the best practices related to border security and ways to enhance the operational capacity amongst all departments involved in the field of border security, with a focus on the integrated management approach.اضافة اعلان

Organized by the International Center for Migration Policy Development, the conference is held under the patronage of the Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya. It is co-funded by the EU, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark.

In an opening speech, Faraya said: “this important conference is a reflection of the European-Jordanian partnership, which is rooted in many sectors, and which had a great impact during the previous years in enhancing economic and security stability”.

This conference, he added, would help to enhance and raise the work efficiency of the directorates working in border security in an institutional and participatory manner.

It is “undoubtedly a key opportunity to exchange experiences, advance standards, and share best practices in the field of border security and their impact on many vital sectors such as trade, tourism, transportation, and other sectors,” he said.

EU Ambassador to Jordan Maria Hadjitheodosiou, at the conference, said: “We believe that efficient border management facilitates legitimate cross-border movements of people and goods, and, at the same time, secures state borders, including by detecting transnational organized crime.”

Based on the principle of joint leadership and shared responsibility, the conference intends to explore the potential of border management as an enabler of partnerships, capacity, security, and development.

Through thematic roundtables and parallel sessions, over 150 high-level representatives and experts from worldwide border management authorities presented their daily practices, experiences, achievements, and recommendations on ensuring a capacity-centered approach in border management as a key driver for better standards.

The conference will end on Thursday.

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