Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerkin Tukumov took part in a high-level international conference on the topic “Regional cooperation between the states of Central Asia in the framework of the Joint Action Plan (JAP) for the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy”, held in the capital of Uzbekistan 3-4 March 2022.
In his speech at the first breakout session “Elimination of conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism”, Yerkin Tukumov noted that the tragic events demonstrated the extraordinary and “hybrid” nature of the terrorist attack on Kazakhstan. “One of the effective methods of countering violent extremism is the work to de-radicalize and rehabilitate representatives of destructive radical movements, including those already convicted of extremism and terrorism,” said the director of the KazISS.
The event also touched upon the issues of the persistence of threats and risks associated with the spread of radical ideology, organized crime, drug trafficking, illegal migration, which together create a “nurturing” environment for terrorism.
On the sidelines of the international conference, Yerkin Tukumov also met with the director of the International Institute of Central Asia in the Republic of Uzbekistan, Anvar Nasirov.
The parties discussed further prospects for bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, including water and energy cooperation in Central Asia.
Following the meeting, an agreement was reached to further strengthen expert interaction between the expert and analytical circles of the two countries.