U.S. Embassy, Mozambican SENAMI, and IOM launch workshop on enhanced border security

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U.S. Embassy, Mozambican National Immigration Service, and International Organization for Migration launch workshop on enhanced border security

August 10, 2017 — U.S. Embassy Maputo yesterday joined the Deputy Director General of the Mozambican National Immigration Service (SENAMI) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission in Bilene for the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop to improve the capacity of SENAMI immigration officers.  Participants included provincial immigration directors and other senior immigration officials from across the country.  The workshop concentrated on familiarizing participants with alternatives to detention and the assisted voluntary return and reintegration program, as well as further developing identification management skills.

The workshop is just one component of a border management capacity building program funded by the United States Government and implemented by IOM.  The overall project includes a comprehensive assessment of capabilities and needs in border management, development of standard operating procedures to enhance interagency communication and cooperation in border management, and the provision of training and equipment.  The project seeks to enable the Government of the Republic of Mozambique to further strengthen the nation’s ability to protect its national borders, combat transnational organized crime, and prevent illicit trafficking of goods, people, and wildlife.

The project is an example of the United States’s comprehensive collaboration with the Government of Mozambique, in coordination with partners such as IOM, to advance economic prosperity, counter transnational criminal threats, and strengthen government and democratic institutions.

For more information about this press release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Maputo Press Office at MaputoPress@state.gov.