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Embassy News 2014

US Embassy Supports Inter-Agency Cooperation in Maritime Affairs

Presentation of Mr. Nusret Hanjalic at the conference

Presentation of Mr. Nusret Hanjalic at the conference

The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, organized an Inter-Agency Cooperation in Maritime Affairs Workshop on March 4 – 5, hosted by the Border Police.  The aim of the meeting was to initiate a dialogue on how to maximize operational capability with the scare resources available in the maritime interdiction area.  Twenty participants from 13 Montenegrin Government agencies that have jurisdiction over the maritime domain had an opportunity to discuss the issues concerning coordination of activities. EXBS invited two experts from the United States to contribute to the discussions and propose further improvements in enhancing maritime safety and security, Orville Thamer, Instructor at the Center for Civil-Military Relations of the US Naval Postgraduate School, and Brad Sultzer, Senior Maritime Security Analyst for Camber Corporation.

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), their missile delivery systems, conventional weapons, and related items by assisting foreign governments to establish and implement effective export control systems that meet international standards.