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2013 Embassy News

Regional Seminar on Radiation Detection Response

December 18-19, 2013
“Responding to Radiation Detection Events at the Border” Seminar participants

“Responding to Radiation Detection Events at the Border” Seminar participants

On December 18-19, the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, organized a Regional “Responding to Radiation Detection Events at the Border” Seminar, hosted by the Center for Eco-Toxicological Research of Montenegro (CETI). Opening the seminar, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Douglas Jones told the participants that the seminar’s issues are an essential part of the global effort aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Participants from customs, border police and the national institutions responsible for responding to radiation detection events from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Bulgaria took part in the seminar, which included presentations by three high-profile experts, Dr. Charles Massey, Mr. Krzysztof Wolanciuk and Mr. Tomislav Andjelic. The EXBS program is a U.S. Government interagency program, managed by the Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, designed to help prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), missile delivery systems, conventional weapons, and related items by assisting foreign governments to establish and implement effective export control systems that meet international standards.