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Baku hosts plenary meeting of security and special services of CIS

05 October 2017 [13:58] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Sara Israfilbayova

An expanded plenary session of the Scientific and Advisory Council under the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center (ATC) and the 7th regional expert consultation of representatives of law enforcement authorities, special services agencies of CIS countries kicked off in Baku on October 5.

Deputy Director of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center Marat Abdyraev noted that the ways to combat the remote impact applied by international terrorist organizations for recruiting supporters among citizens of the CIS countries are being discussed.

"This meeting is held for the first time in Baku, and we express our gratitude to the leadership of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan for the created conditions," Abdyraev added.

The purpose of the consultation is to further strengthen cooperation between CIS special services, exchange experience and create effective technologies with extremism and terrorism.

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is free association of sovereign states formed in 1991 by Russia and 11 other republics that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. The CIS functions include coordinating its members’ policies regarding their economies, defense, immigration policies, environmental protection, and law enforcement.

The CIS united Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. However, in 2008 Georgia withdrew its membership.


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