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Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit, Devco, Debriefs EU Heads of Missions on ISTC Priorities and Activities

On invitation by the EU Acting Head of Delegation Zoltan Szilai, Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit B/5, DEVCO took part in the monthly meeting of the EU Heads of missions at the EU Delegation in Astana, on 10 July 2018. He presented to the EU Ambassadors the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence – the flagship initiative of the EC Instrument supporting Stability and Peace; the current ISTC priorities, including the introduction of targeted initiatives and new programs, implemented outside the usual scope of ISTC activities; the ISTC Targeted Initiative Strategic Trade Control of Dual-Use Items; the cooperation with Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Article 73 and Annex IV.

The EU Ambassadors received answers to their questions about the LEU Bank in Ust - Kamenogorsk; the prospects for Central Asian states and countries from other regions to join ISTC, etc. Many EU Ambassadors expressed support for the ISTC and re-affirmed the interest for cooperation with the organization.

The meeting was also attended by the ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and Kamen Velichkov, SPM and Diplomatic Advisor