Tajikistan Initiates High Level Side Event on Countering Terrorism

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A highlevel event International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime initiated by Tajikistan was held on Friday on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The event was chaired by the Tajik Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Muhriddin and was organized in collaboration with Canada, Qatar, Peru, Spain, Kazakhstan, the United Nations Department of CounterTerrorism (UNOCT) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Organized Crime (UNODC) and.

The meeting was attended by representatives of more than 50 UN memberstates and international organizations.

The Prime Minister of Tajikistan Qohir Rasulzoda and the UN UnderSecretaryGeneral for CounterTerrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov delivered statements at the opening ceremony.

The ministers of foreign affairs of Hungary and Kyrgyzstan, the Spanish secretary of state, deputy foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, the Philippines and special envoys on counterterrorism from Qatar, Indonesia and other highlevel representatives from the UN member states also addressed the meeting.

Most of the participants commended the results of the Dushanbe Conference and noted the contribution of Tajikistan in this area.

In his statement, Rasulzoda briefed the participants on the outcomes of the Highlevel International Conference entitled International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime held in Dushanbe on May 1617, 2019.

Rasulzoda also highlighted the efforts of the government of Tajikistan in countering the international terrorism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan