KABUL (Pajhwok): A training program for Afghan immigration officials concluded yesterday in India’s capital New Delhi to build their capacity to handle international operations.
Officials from the Afghanistan National Statistics and Information Authority underwent the training from 13 to 17 November.
The training covered modules pertaining to immigration, entry requirements of host countries, security features of various travel documents, registration and visa related services.
Forgery detection techniques, area of convergence between immigration and airlines, flight reconciliation/clearances, futuristic technology intervention programs for expeditious immigration clearances were part of the training.
The program also included visit to arrival and departure wings of an international airport to understand immigration procedures and safety measures.
The course gave participants insights into globally adopted enhanced security features in passports and travel documents to curb counterfeiting, forgeries and impersonations.
The Afghan participants thanked India for conducting the program to build sensitivity and enhance capacity to handle international operations in the age of national and global security concerns.
The training was organized by FRRO (Ministry of Home Affairs) in coordination with Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.