ANKARA, 20 October (IRIN) - Efforts
to improve border control along the Uzbek/Afghan border got under way on
Monday, with the start of a two-week training course organised by the Organisation
for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
"Such training will prove instrumental
in the possible reopening of the border, which could happen in the mid-
and long-term future," Marie-Carin von Gumppenberg, a political officer
for the OSCE, told IRIN from the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, noting this would
depend on security conditions in the area.
As part of the exercise, running from