SCO leaders to approve cooperation program against terrorism, separatism, extremism in Qingdao - Patrushev
BEIJING. May 22 (Interfax) - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State will approve a program of cooperation in the fight against terrorism, separatism, and extremism for 2019-2021 at a meeting in the Chinese city of Qingdao on June 9-10, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.
"In Qingdao, the sides will approve a program of cooperation in combating terrorism, separatism, and extremism for 2019-2021. Its implementation will require active steps by our countries' relevant agencies, coordinated by the SCO Regional Antiterrorist Structure," Patrushev said at a meeting of the Security Council secretaries of SCO countries.
As terrorist groups continue to merge with crime rings, relevant agencies within SCO member states need to work harder to dismantle the activities of cross-border organized crime groups, he said.