Cambodia – EUP2P ATT-OP 2 Roadmap Initial Visit
As part of the ‘EUP2P export control programme for arms-ATT’ (EUP2P-ATT), the Initial Visit of the Cambodia Roadmap took place in Phnom Penh on 12-13 September 2017. The Initial Visit marks the starting point of the cooperation with a partner country in the framework of the ATT-OP. This two-day meeting was an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders to meet and discuss their roles and responsibilities with regards to ATT implementation in Cambodia. At the same time, the ATT-OP Team introduced the project, and discussed potential areas of cooperation. The participants gained an overview of the status quo of arms transfer controls and ATT implementation in Cambodia through in-depth discussions of the various aspects, feeding into the tailoring the future Roadmap activities. The meeting established the pillars of the draft roadmap and identified support strategies, coordinating with the relevant agencies involved.
The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project' is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project supports a number of States in strengthening their arms transfer control systems with a view to being able to implement the ATT. The project also aims to increase awareness and ownership of the ATT at national and regional levels and therein contribute to its universalisation. A second edition of the project was initiated on 29 May 2017 by Council Decision 2017/915 and it is co-implemented by BAFA and Expertise France. The EU ATT Outreach Project has three different components: 1) Tailored National Assistance Programmes; 2) Ad-hoc Activities; and 3) Regional Seminars. National assistance programmes are developed in close cooperation with partner countries. Key elements of national assistance programmes are: an initial needs assessment visit; inclusive roadmap development; and, practical support follow up activities.
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
Division 225 – Outreach-Projects; Basic Principles
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