26 Oct 2017 11:45

Secretaries of Kazakh, Tajik security councils discuss deterrence of threats from Afghanistan

ASTANA. Oct 26 (Interfax) - The security councils of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have held scheduled consultations, the Kazakh presidential press service said.

The consultations were chaired by Kazakh presidential aide and Security Council Secretary Vladimir Jumakanov and his Tajik counterpart Abdurakhim Kaharov, a statement on the presidential website said.

"The meeting addressed ways to strengthen the partnership between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan in the war on terrorism and religious extremism and the suppression of illegal migration. The two countries also discussed the military-political situation in Afghanistan and measures to deter the threats and challenges coming from that region," the statement said.

Jumakanov urged the importance of the joint fight against transborder organized crime and drug trafficking and proposed the constant exchange of cyber security practices and working meetings of specialists.

The sides agreed on further practical steps to help implement their joint decisions, the statement said.