20 Sep 2018 18:13

Kazakhstan calls for SCO document on countering cyberterrorism

ASTANA. Sept 20 (Interfax) - The prosecutors general in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states should step up cooperation on countering terrorism, Kazakhstan's Prosecutor General Kairat Kozhamzharov said.

"Being aware of the global nature of the terror threat and manifesting zero tolerance towards them, it is important to increase our multilateral cooperation," Kozhamzharov said at the 16th meeting of SCO prosecutors general in Dushanbe. A transcript of his speech was released by his Office on Thursday.

"Given the rise in cyberterrorism, Kozhamzharov proposed that the SCO adopt a joint legal document on countering terrorism in the worldwide web," the statement said.

The attendees agreed to consolidate their efforts to fight extremism, terrorism and separatism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and the legalization of criminal proceeds for financing extremism and terrorism, the spokesperson said.

The meeting was attended by prosecutors general from the SCO's members (Russia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan), observers and partners in dialogue.