OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan supplies Border Academy with devices for verifying travel document authenticity

The OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan handed over 25 devices for verifying travel document authenticity during the signing of a donation agreement with the Border Academy of the Committee for National Security of Kazakhstan on 25 December 2020 in Almaty. The Academy will use the devices to train its current and future border controllers to identify forged travel documents.  

“Within the scope of our border security and management assistance to Kazakhstan, we are providing these devices for checking travel documents. These devices have already proven to be useful, not only for training border controllers but, most importantly, in practice,” said György Szabó, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan. “We are confident that these devices will enhance the Academy’s capabilities and support the training of cadets and other border control specialists.”

Colonel Pavel Polivanov, Head of the Border Academy, said: “The Border Academy of the Committee for National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan welcomes the contribution of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, which will strengthen the Academy’s educational and methodological potential for checking travel documents. We are open to continuing co-operation with the OSCE Office in 2021 by providing a venue for training during joint events, and we are ready to provide instructor support and share our experience in the field of border security and management at any OSCE-related events.”