SCO countries discussed cooperation in the fight against terrorism
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 30 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Issues of cooperation in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism discussed at a meeting of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structures of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO RATS), on Friday in Tashkent.
At the meeting of the RATS, which was represented by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, were approved the joint action of the competent authorities of SCO member states to counter recruitment in terrorist and extremist organizations of persons serving sentences in prisons member states, said in the announcement issued by the end of the meeting.
A single register of measures to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism, regulations, training materials and literature in the field of counter-terrorism was approved, as well as the accounting of explosives, arms, ammunition, and other toxic substances used by terrorist organizations.
In addition, plans of the experts on border issues and coordinate joint action against international terrorist organizations were approved.
The draft of the protocol between the RATS SCO and CIS Anti-Terrorist Centre of the organization of cooperation in the security of major international events held in the territories of the SCO and the CIS was approved to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
The meeting also decided to hold an international conference on strengthening cooperation in the field of information security.
At the meeting, a newly appointed director of the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS Zhang Sinfena's inauguration ceremony was held.
The meeting of the Council of SCO RATS was attended by SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Eldor Aripov and ambassadors of SCO member states in Tashkent.
The next meeting of the SCO RATS Council to be held in September 2013 in Russia.