SCO plans to use Interpol information database to fight terrorism
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 31 / Trend D.Azizov /
Representatives of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Interpol National Central Bureau in Uzbekistan Director Rustam Israilov are considering the establishment of working relations between the RATS Executive Committee and the Interpol General Secretariat.
At a meeting today, the sides discussed the possible use of Interpol databases and experience in the RATS Single Investigative Registry in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1617.
The parties agreed on the need to prepare and sign an instrument between the two international organizations for access to the Interpol database.
RATS is a SCO permanent organ, and was designed to support, coordinate and interact between the competent authorities of SCO member states in combating terrorism, separatism and extremism.
Uzbekistan joined Interpol during the sixty-third session of the U.N. General Assembly in Rome in 1994.