DUSHANBE, February 16, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- Ambassador Herbert Saber, Director of OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Center, will arrive in Tajikistan for a working visit on February 21, according the Tajik MFA information department.

During his stay in Dushanbe, Ambassador Salber is scheduled to hold talks with high-ranking Tajik state officials to discuss issues related to the regional security and the Afghan problems.  Ambassador Salber’s visit to Tajikistan concludes on February 23.

The Conflict Prevention Center (CPC) supports the Chairman-in-Office and other OSCE bodies in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.  It plays a key role in supporting OSCE field operations.

With direct support to field operations through regional desks and strong expertise in the first dimension, the politico-military dimension, the Conflict Prevention Center is a unique model of successful interaction between thematic and geographical units.  Aside from its prominent role and expertise in the first dimension, the CPC is also involved in a number of cross-cutting activities and projects, such as education, border security and management, as well as security related issues in the OSCE Partner States and their adjacent regions.