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Tajikistan|foreign policy|December 9, 2021 / 11:55 AM
Central Asian Deputy Foreign Ministers discuss security issues

AKIPRESS.COM - The 11th annual meeting of the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Central Asian countries was held in Dushanbe on Decemebr 8.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Farhod Salim, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Madmarov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Askar Tazhibaev, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Central Asia, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman, Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Center Jehangir Khan, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan, Deputy Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Mette Knudsen and representatives of donor countries took part in the event and delivered the speeches.

During this meeting, the parties discussed regional and international issues, fight against challenges and threats to security, such as international terrorism and extremism, radicalization, organized crime and drug trafficking, socio-economic problems, and exchanged views on the development prospects of the regional cooperation in Central Asia.

The 4th phase of the joint project entitled “Joint Plan of Action: Towards a comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” was officially launched within one of the sessions of the meeting of the Central Asian Deputy Foreign Ministers.

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