In Tashkent, the participants in the meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO) agreed to hold a joint exercise of the competent authorities of the SCO countries in Kyrgyzstan in 2023, TASS reports.
“It was agreed to hold in 2023 the next joint anti-terrorist exercise of the competent authorities of the SCO states “Eurasia – Antiterror – 2023″ in the Kyrgyz Republic, the ninth meeting of the heads of the border services of the competent authorities of the SCO states and the ninth international scientific and practical conference of the RATS SCO,” the statement reads. outcome of the meeting message.
A draft memorandum of cooperation between the SCO RATS and the CIS Antiterrorist Center was also approved.
The Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is a permanent body of the SCO, it is designed to assist, coordinate and interact with the competent authorities of the organization’s countries in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism. The headquarters of RATS is located in Tashkent.