Kyrgyzstan: EU Holds Training Workshops on Sanctions Against Russia

Kyrgyzstan EU holds training workshops on EU sanctions against Russia

As reported by the press and information team of the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic, on November 9th and 10th, the European Union organized training workshops in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on EU sanctions against Russia, with support from the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), and the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS).

The primary aim of the workshops was to raise awareness of EU sanctions and their application, and to prevent possible circumvention of these measures. On the 9th, the meeting saw government officials gather, whilst the second day was dedicated to a workshop which targeted private operators in Kyrgyzstan interested in improving their awareness of EU sanctions.

“I am delighted that so many people from the Kyrgyz authorities and the private sector chose to attend the EU Sanctions Training Seminar this week”, said the acting Head of the EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan, Ms Lene Volkersen. “It has been great to witness the strong Kyrgyz interest in understanding how EU sanctions work. The ultimate goal of the EU’s sanctions against Russia is to undermine its ability to continue waging war against Ukraine, and we welcome that Kyrgyzstan is not willing to be used as a platform for sanctions circumvention. We look forward to continuing this dialogue with government authorities, as well as private sector”.

The training workshops were conducted by a team of EU representatives and sanctions experts, and consisted of presentations and interactive question and answer sessions.