An international conference on combating terrorism as a transnational security threat started in Tashkent on April 22. The conference is organized with the support of the OSCE.
The event brings together more than 80 experts from academic sphere, the national parliament, the judiciary, law enforcement agencies and civil society institutions and representatives of the OSCE, the Regional office of the UN office on drugs and crime in Central Asia, the Regional anti-terrorist structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Anti-terrorist center of the states-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
"Terrorism is a common threat to all countries. It cannot be associated with any nationality or people, it has no home, said the Head of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, major-general Shavkat Ikramov, - This conference will contribute to strengthening national policies, programmes and approaches in the fight against terrorism through the exchange of relevant experiences".
Local and international experts at the conference consider some of the key challenges and solutions in the prevention of terrorism and combating, as well as the importance of promoting cooperation and coordination of efforts to combat terrorism at various levels.
The coordinator of the OSCE on countering transnational threats Alexey Lijenkov said: "the rapid growth in the number of international terrorists and the number of terrorist acts around the world serve as a constant reminder that the only tool able to effectively counter terrorism, is the strengthening of international, regional, subregional and bilateral cooperation to counter terrorism in accordance with international law".
The OSCE Project coordinator in Uzbekistan, Ambassador Dyerd Sabo in turn, noted: "Effective anti-terrorist programs should be developed and implemented at the level of a comprehensive national policy, in close cooperation with international non-governmental organization partners. This threat to our security can only be remedied by collective action, in particular through exchange of information and best practices".
Discussions with the participation of the teams of specialists will contribute to improve the knowledge of prosecutors, employees of the legislative and law enforcement bodies in sphere of the international legal framework against terrorism and conditions conducive to terrorism.
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