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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Representatives of CIS states hold consultations on countering  terrorism in Ashgabat

Representatives of CIS states hold consultations on countering  terrorism in Ashgabat

ArmInfo. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held consultations on the topic "On the interaction of the CIS member states in the fight against  terrorism:  common challenges and threats."

As the press service of the Armenian Embassy in Turkmenistan told  ArmInfo, the meeting was attended by authorized representatives of  the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Kyrgyz  Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the CIS  Executive Committee.

Meanwhile, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of  Turkmenistan reports that the meeting participants discussed security  challenges and threats at the global and regional levels, and  considered the possibility of expanding collective counterterrorism  activities within the framework of international organizations. The  role of the UN and its specialized structures in the international  cooperation on countering terrorism and its financial support was  emphasized. The parties noted the importance of the CIS and its  industry bodies as the main platform for strategic cooperation. The  possibilities of expanding interaction between the competent  authorities of the participating countries, as well as the provision  of necessary legal assistance, were examined.

The parties also exchanged views on preventive measures to counter  extremism, radicalization of the population and the financing of  terrorism. In this context, the need to engage civil society and the  media was noted. The possibilities of conducting special trainings,  including the use of modern technologies for timely response to  potential threats, were considered.

Following the meeting, the parties adopted the Protocol of  consultations on the topic "On the interaction of the CIS member  states in the fight against terrorism: common challenges and  threats". 

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