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19/04/11 - SCO, CIS Anti-Terrorism Center hold conference in Tashkent

posted 15 Jan 2012, 04:33 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan
The Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO RATS) in conjunction with the Anti-Terrorism Center of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS ATC) held an international conference on “The activities of terrorist organizations in the countries of the SCO and CIS. Measures to ensure anti-diversion protection of objects of particular importance, special objects and military infrastructure” on 13-14 April in Tashkent.

The representatives of anti-terrorist units of intelligence and security bodies of the SCO and the CIS, Commonwealth sectoral cooperation bodies (Coordination Service of the Border Troops Commanders Council, the Bureau for Coordination of Fight against Organized Crime and Other Dangerous Types of Crimes on the CIS member-states territory) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization took part in the meeting, UzA informs.

The mutual interest of the SCO and the CIS anti-terrorism bodies in holding the first conference of its kind stemmed from the fact that challenges faced by the member states in countering terrorism and extremism are equally relevant for all and can be effectively addressed only through collective efforts.

The processes occurring on the global arena, as well as internal political and socioeconomic problems in some of the SCO and the CIS states can be used by international terrorist organizations for terrorist and extremist acts aimed at destabilizing the situation in some regions.

The conference was held in three sections, which considered new challenges and threats to the SCO and CIS countries. Particular attention was paid to countering the activities of international terrorist organizations. The new trends in their activities were analyzed and the modern concepts of counteraction were discussed. The participants also made an assessment of the levels of the existing subversive and terrorist threats, and considered a system of measures to ensure anti-terrorist security in the SCO and the CIS.

The experts also considered the issue of organizing an exchange of relevant information among the competent authorities of the SCO and the CIS. The representatives of the intelligence agencies also shared their experience in investigating crimes of subversive and terrorist nature.