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29.03.2019
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SCO RATS Delegation Takes Part in the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference on «Priority Tasks of International Cooperation in Countering Extremism and Terrorism»

Delegation of the SCO RATS Executive Committee headed by its Director took part in the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference on "Priorities of International Cooperation in Countering Extremism and Terrorism" held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on March 29, 2019 in Moscow.

The event was opened by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. Kolokoltsev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. Syromolotov and the head of the Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Mr. Kalinichenko.

The conference was attended by the representatives of the Russian competent bodies, important academic structures, civil society and religious organizations, leaders and staff members of the counterterrorism structures of the UN, the SCO, OSCE, CIS and CSTO. Over 20 countries sent their delegations at the high and expert level (Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Serbia, Tajikistan, France and Uzbekistan).

During the conference, the priorities of international cooperation in countering extremism and terrorism were discussed, the experience of Russia in this field was presented, and the issues of counter-terrorism related self-restraint for the media and officials were looked into. In the course of the special session, a presentation by the Foundation of the Study of Democratization Problems took place, in which the criminal activities of the White Helmets organization, aimed at destabilizing the situation in Syria and supporting the terrorist organizations operating in it, were disclosed based on the factual evidence.

Director of the SCO RATS Executive Committee Jumakhon Giyosov made a presentation on the experience of organizing international cooperation in the field of countering terrorism and extremism in the SCO area.

The conference was held at a high organizational level, in the atmosphere of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.

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