Sub-regional workshop in Georgia

ATT-OP II

Event date: 24/10/2018 - 25/10/2018

The first sub-regional workshop for Georgia within the second phase of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project (ATT-OP II) took place on 24-25 October in Batumi, Georgia. State officials from Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine participated.

Georgia as a long term partner country plays a crucial role in regional outreach by further liaising with its close neighbouring countries which could encourage south-south cooperation over the longer term.
Therefore, Georgia will host two sub-regional workshops over the course of the project.

The topics of the first subregional workshop included the "universalisation" of the ATT, transit and transshipment as well as industry outreach. Furthermore, the meeting aimed to foster regional cooperation by providing a platform for information exchange and for jointly identifying priorities within export control.

The sub-regional workshop was implemented by BAFA and supported by experts from Hungary, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Sweden, the CARICOM IMPACS as well as by a representative from the ATT Secretariat. Around 40 participants engaged in active discussions during the two-day workshop.