Leaders of CIS anti-terrorist units agree to coordinate actions
A working meeting of heads of departments to combat terrorism and extremism of law enforcement agencies of the CIS was held today in the southern regional center of Osh in Kyrgyzstan. It was organized by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs in cooperation with the Bureau for the Coordination of the fight against organized crime and other dangerous types of crimes on the territory of the CIS member states, the press service of the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry told ITAR-TASS correspondent.
Press service said representatives of the relevant structures of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as the delegation of the Executive Committee of the CIS, CSTO, SCO, UN Office on Drugs and Crime attended the meeting. "The participants were unanimous that there is no proper protection of society from terrorist threats and the lack of counter-measures taken by the competent authorities of the Commonwealth. Moreover, the forecast for the foreseeable future suggests the development of a number of negative trends that threaten the safety of society," the press service noted.
Following the meeting it was decided to continue the coordinated search operations and special operations to prevent, detect and suppress acts of terrorism, and strengthen control over the extremism and individuals and organizations in the CIS being involved in this kind of activity. Terrorism fighters decided to pay special attention to establishing and eliminating funding channels for this type of crime. "In addition, the sides agreed to intensify efforts to implement the interstate tracing of individuals and share their experience of using new techniques and advanced scientific and technological advances in profile field", the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan stressed.
Its representatives also assured that during a meeting in Osh, agreements were reached on the need to continue to develop "coherent penal policy, standardization and harmonization of national legislation to combat terrorism and extremism" of the CIS member countries.