22 June, 2023
On June 15, 2023, the headquarters of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent hosted a meeting of the Round Table "Cooperation of the CSTO, CIS and SCO in the sphere of combating the financing of terrorism, including through the proceeds of drug trafficking - perspective forms and directions of development", organized by the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS, CIS ATC and CSTO.
The event was attended by representatives of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, the Coordinating Council of Border Troops Commanders, the Committee of Heads of Law Enforcement Units of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of CIS countries, the Bureau for Coordinating the fight against organized crime and other forms of dangerous crimes in the CIS, Rosfinmonitoring, customs officials from Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, permanent representatives to the SCO RATS from India, Kazakhstan, China and Russia, members of the diplomatic corps from Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as representatives of the competent authorities of Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, the participants considered issues of cooperation of relevant international organizations on issues of maintaining security in the region. They exchanged views on trends and specifics of threats related to drug trafficking and terrorist financing, as well as the most effective methods and practices for their suppression and neutralization.
During the meeting the report of the EAG Secretariat on combating the financing of terrorism in the Eurasian region, including through the use of proceeds from drug trafficking, was presented to the participants. The presentation noted the role of the Eurasian Group in strengthening national systems to combat terrorist financing in the Eurasian region, including in interaction with the SCO RATS; considered the results of the Regional ML/TF Risk Assessment; analyzed key threats, vulnerabilities and TF risks, including those related to drug trafficking, of a regional nature, and proposed regional measures to mitigate the identified risks.