Tashkent, Uzbekistan, April 3
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Joint anti-terrorist command-staff exercises of the competent authorities of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan "East- Anti-Terror 2014" took place on the territory of Uzbekistan, the press service of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization reported on April 3.
The exercises carried out in the framework of the implementation of the Programme of Cooperation - SCO member states in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism, and in accordance with the SCO RATS Council's decision dated March, 20, 2014.
The event were attended by representatives of the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Emergency Situations and Civil Defense of the two countries.
The delegations from Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, and the RATS Executive Committee were invited as observers.
During the exercise, commanders and personnel of law enforcement structures of the participants states improved their skills in the planning, preparation and execution of the special measures to curb preparing terrorist acts, identification and curb of the activities of "terrorist groups", release of hostages and conduction of operational-investigative activities.
SCO was founded in 2001 and is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. It includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer status in the SCO. Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.