Ministerial Conference on Border Security - CopyOn 16 and 17 April, the 10th Central Asia Border Security Initiative (CABSI) Conference, organized by the European Union, OSCE, UNDP and UNODC, took place in Vienna.

Ministers and senior officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the European Union, the United States of America, and international organizations such as IACA participated. The conference focused on border management related challenges including corruption, illegal migration, smuggling, and human trafficking. A Ministerial Declaration was adopted at the end, highlighting the political importance of security and stability in the region and thus the necessity of effectively combatting corruption in all its forms.


The CABSI was founded by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior with the support of the European Union in 2003. It includes all Central Asian countries and relevant international partners, serving as a platform for strengthening border management and security in the region.