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State departments programme for Pakistani, Afghan officials launched.

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The US Department of States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) funded program for senior officials of customs and border enforcement officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan was launched from Saturday. The objective of this programme, under which the senior officials from the two countries started visiting US, is to facilitate mutual cooperation and capacity building among the delegations participants, official sources said. During their visit to the United States, the Afghan and Pakistani delegation will tour U.S. federal training facilities and air and land ports of entry, official sources said. In addition, they will visit border patrol sectors on the southwest border of the U.S. to observe border and customs operations between the U.S. and Mexico. This trip will help strengthen ongoing customs and border cooperation between the Afghan and Pakistani governments. The Department of States Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation (ISN) and the Department of Homeland Securitys Customs and Border Protection are coordinating an International Visitors Leadership Program for senior-level Afghan and Pakistani customs and border enforcement officials from November 12 through November 22, 2011, official sources said. Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman from the Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation will welcome the delegation on Monday. The delegation will also meet senior-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 13, 2011
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