The delegation of Turkmenistan in Dushanbe participates in the discussion of measures to combat terrorism
The delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vepa Hadjiev took part in the high-level conference "International and regional cooperation in the field of border security and border control to combat terrorism and prevent the movement of terrorists" in Dushanbe.
The participants of the conference at its opening ceremony were welcomed by President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN Deputy Secretary General and Head of the Counter-Terrorism Directorate Vladimir Voronkov, as well as other high-ranking leaders of Central Asian states, partners from other regions and international organizations.
Speaking at the forum, Vepa Hadjiev stressed the need for a systematic approach to multilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism, improving coordination of actions and constant exchange of information in this area, according to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The Turkmen diplomat noted the relevance of the adoption in March of this year of the updated Joint Plan on Countering Terrorism, which is a significant contribution to the implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which was first announced in the Ashgabat Declaration of November 30, 2011.
The consolidation of global efforts aimed at combating the terrorist threat should be carried out with the coordinating role of the UN, in particular its Counter-Terrorism Directorate. In this context, the timeliness of the establishment of a permanent program office of the UN Counter-terrorism Office in Central Asia was emphasized, which will improve the effectiveness of technical assistance to the countries of the region.
A proposal was also put forward to further intensify the joint efforts of the parties in information technology and cyberspace, strengthen existing dialogue platforms, advisory platforms using project potential.