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Ambassador Wohlers Opens EXBS - Weapons of Mass Destruction Interdiction Training

November 23, 2012 

In a ceremony on Monday, November 26, U.S. Ambassador Paul D. Wohlers will officially open the Weapons of Mass Destruction Interdiction Training.  

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Interdiction Training is funded by the Export Control and Related Border Security program (EXBS) in two sessions in Skopje and at Blace and Jazhince border crossing points.  Each training session will last five days and will be taught by EXBS Advisors who are former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers.  Training will be attended by nine Macedonian and nine Kosovo border police and customs officers during each week. The main goal of the training sessions is to advance interdiction skills and promote bilateral cooperation between Kosovo and Macedonian border police and customs agencies.  

Media are invited to attend the ceremony, which will start at 09:00 on Monday, November 26, at Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje.  For further information about the event, please contact Frosina Ivanovska, EXBS Program Assistant, tel. 310 2000, extension 2337.