Lithuania and Finland will support Jordan in improving the institutional capacity of the Borders and Residence Department

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2017 11 21

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On Tuesday, 21st November 2017, the opening ceremony of the Twinning project ''Capacity Building of Public Security Directorate/Borders and Residence Department" was organized. The objective of the project, funded by the European Union is to strengthening the strategic human resources management capacities of the Borders and Residence Department at the Public Security Directorate. It also aims at enhancing the institutional capacity of the Borders and Residence Department at the Public Security Directorate, by designing and by delivering high quality training and professional career development services, with a special attention to gender equality, respect of human rights and the promotion of inclusive governance in the public sector.
 
This 1.5 M Euro Project involves five partners that include Borders and Residence Department at the Public Security Directorate, Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, State Border Guard Service at the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Central Project Management Agency (Republic of Lithuania) and HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management (Finland).
 
The officers of the Borders and Residence have an important role in contributing to the internal safety in Jordan as they, in cooperation with colleagues from the other security departments, are controlling the persons that want to enter and to stay in country.  Their task is to detect illegal travellers, criminals and terrorists and is giving assistance to the fight against illegal traffickers of people and smugglers. These tasks are complex in a region where the security situation is still very unstable and falsified and forged documents are frequently issued.  During 2016 the border and residence department has examined the documents of more than 11 million passengers and issued 160,000 annual residence and 90,000 temporary residence permits.
 
H.E. EU Ambassador Andrea Matteo Fontana stated "The control of the external borders is essential for allowing effective management of movement of persons across the borders and to contribute to internal security.  Its effectiveness can only be achieved through good risk assessment, strategic and operational planning as well through the continuous training of the officers at all levels to enhance their skills while ensuring full respect for the fundamental rights of each citizen".
 
The ceremony was attended by  H.E. Major General Ahmed Sarhan Al Faqeh, General Director of the Public Security Directorate of Jordan, H.E. Ambassador Andrea Matteo Fontana, Head of Delegation of the European Union, H.E. Ambassador Arvydas Daunoravičius of the Republic of Lithuania, the representative of the Embassy of Finland, Brigadier General Wail Shqairat, Director of Borders and Residence Department at the Public Security Directorate of Jordan, Mr. Linas Pernavas, Police Commissioner General of Lithuania, Ms. Anneli Temmes, Managing Director of HAUS Finland, Mr. Vaidas Čypas, Resident Twinning Advisor.
 
For more information regarding this project, please contact:
Mr. Vaidas Čypas Tel:+ 962 7801 77152, e-mail: vaidas.cypas@vrm.lt
Mr. Goncalo Guedes, Tel. (+962) 646 070 00, email: goncalo.guedes@eeas.europa.eu
 

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