On May 31, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received heads of delegations – heads of internal affairs ministries and agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States participating in the events of the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs, in Tashkent.
President of Uzbekistan, warmly welcoming the heads of the delegations of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, noted with satisfaction the growing bilateral and multilateral partnership between law enforcement agencies of the CIS countries.
It was emphasized that today the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs is an important mechanism for effective interaction, exchange of best practices and knowledge, as well as close coordination in the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, organized crime and human trafficking.
The Council’s effective activity is evidenced by the reduction of crimes in the CIS countries by more than 25 percent over the past five years.
In addition, within the framework of joint operations, last year alone, activity of 892 persons who were engaged in illicit drug trafficking was suppressed and 84 criminals were detained.
At the meeting, prospects for expansion of cooperation between internal affairs bodies of the CIS countries, including organization of effective interagency cooperation, conducting joint activities, and implementation of programs in professional training were considered.
Views were exchanged on current issues of regional security, including the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and strengthening partnership in the fight against transnational crime.
Heads of delegations expressed deep gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings on behalf of the Heads of their countries.
The effectiveness of reforms implemented in Uzbekistan in law enforcement system, aimed at creating an effective system of early warning and crime prevention was highly evaluated.
The readiness of law enforcement structures of the CIS countries for further development of active cooperation to provide mutual support and unite efforts in countering common challenges and threats was emphasized.
In conclusion, the Head of the state wished the heads of delegations successful conduction of the meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs.