On 7 November 2017 ICMPD in Armenia organised a round-table discussion with relevant border management agencies responsible for implementation of the 2017-2021 Integrated Border Management (IBM) Action Plan. The objective of the meeting was to discuss in detail a selected list of activities (17), identify specific needs related to these activities and put together a tentative plan of actions aimed at their implementation where ICMPD-Armenia could provide assistance under the MIBMA project.
The meeting proved to be very effective in that it featured lively discussions between the agencies represented who, in coordination with MIBMA representatives, came up with concrete solutions with regard to most of the activities (mostly short-term priority) and suggested the way ahead for long-term priority activities. In many respects it paved the way for further cooperation between ICMPD and the Government of Armenia in the field of IBM within the framework of MIBMA.
The meeting was also a good evidence of the ongoing inter-agency cooperation, once more highlighting the need for its further expansion and development.