REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CIS PARTICIPATING STATES DISCUSSED THE ANTITERRORIST COOPERATION
On November 14, 2019, the consultations on “Cooperation between the CIS participating states in the field of combatting terrorism: overall challenges and threats” were held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The authorized representatives of the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the CIS Executive Committee participated to the meeting.
The participants of the session discussed the challenges and threats to security on global and regional scales, considered the opportunities of widening collective actions on combatting terrorism in the framework of international organizations. The role of the United Nations and its specialized agencies in the process of international collaboration on combatting terrorism and its financial backing was underlined. The parties noted the importance of the CIS and its sectorial agencies as the main platform for strategic partnership. The opportunities of expanding collaboration between the competent authorities of the participating states, as well as rendering the required legal assistance were considered.
Also, the parties exchanged views on the preventive measures aimed at countering extremism, radicalizing the population and financing terrorism. In this context, the necessity of involving the civil society and mass media was stated. The opportunities of holding special trainings, including the involvement of modern technologies for timely response to potential threats were discussed.
On the outcomes of the session, the parties adopted the Protocol of consultations on “Cooperation between the CIS participating states in the field of combatting terrorism: overall challenges and threats.”