MINSK, 18 August (BelTA) - State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich met with Ruslan Mirzayev, Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO RATS), and Viktor Makhmudov, Secretary of the Security Council under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent on 18 August, BelTA learned from the State Secretariat of the Security Council.
The Belarusian delegation has traveled to the capital of Uzbekistan to participate in the 17th meeting of the secretaries of the security councils of the SCO member states. Aleksandr Volfovich and Ruslan Mirzayev had an exchange of views on topical issues on the agenda of the permanent body of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The parties reaffirmed their commitment to developing cooperation in order to improve the system of international and interstate measures to combat extremism and terrorism.
Aleksandr Volfovich exchanged views on the new challenges and threats in the Eurasian space with his Uzbek counterpart. The parties discussed the joint work following last year's visit of a delegation of the Security Council under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Minsk and outlined promising areas of cooperation between the offices of the security councils.
Aleksandr Volfovich thanked Viktor Makhmudov for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the Belarusian delegation on the Uzbek land.