The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has received the heads of delegations participating in the Tashkent session of the Council of Chiefs of Security Agencies and Special Services of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the press service of Uzbek government reports.

Welcoming the guests, the head of our state noted the importance attached in Uzbekistan to enhancing the multifaceted relations within the CIS, including in the efforts directed at countering modern challenges and threats.

Cementing the practical cooperation in the security field, as it was stressed at the meeting, is one of the priorities of Uzbekistan’s presidency in the Commonwealth in 2020.

Particular attention was paid to the need to continue close interaction among the special services of the CIS countries, including swift exchange of information and joint activities to combat terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and organized crime.

Consolidation of efforts, it was noted, is critical in the fight against cybercrime, in countering the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies in order to promote violence and radical views.

The heads of delegations expressed sincere gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for a warm welcome and conveyed greetings and best wishes of the leaders of their countries.

“The Qazaq Times”