7 Nov 2019 12:16

Heads of CIS states' special services intend to adopt document on cross-border crime threats

TASHKENT. Nov 7 (Interfax) - Director of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov has invited the Council of the Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to adopt an analytical document on possible threats which cross-border crime poses to the CIS countries.

"We plan to submit a suggestion to adopt a joint analytical document which contains an assessment of anticipated threats that cross-border organized crime poses to the states of the Commonwealth to the council's members for consideration," Bortnikov said at the council's 47th meeting, which opened in Tashkent on Thursday.

Head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center Andrei Novikov will present a report on the results of joint anti-terrorist exercises and the center's plan of action for 2020. The participants will also approve the council's schedule for next year.

The council's commissions for research and technological cooperation, the fight against drug trafficking, international transport security, and cooperation in preliminary investigations have begun working, Bortnikov said.

Tashkent is hosting a meeting of the CIS Council of the Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services for the first time. Uzbekistan's State Security Service previously participated in the council's work as an observer. Uzbekistan became a full-fledged member of the council on July 5, 2018.