Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 19
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The prospects of developing the situation in Afghanistan and neighboring countries amid the ISAF main contingent withdrawal, as well as the threats posed by the "Taliban" movement and its allies were discussed at the headquarters of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO RATS) in Tashkent, SCO RATS reported Oct. 18.
During the meeting, Director of the SCO RATS Executive Committee Zhang Sinfen and NATO Liaison Officer Alexander Vinnikov also discussed the situation with "Islamic State" terrorist organization, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
The fight against cyber-terrorism, as well as the difficulties with the work in this direction, were also discussed.
The SCO includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan are observer-countries, dialogue partners - Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka.
The SCO RATS Executive Committee is based in Tashkent.