Parliamentarians of the CIS and the OSCE will discuss in St. Petersburg the issues of countering the terrorist threat
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The parliamentary Assembly of the CIS and the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will hold on March 28 a joint conference on combating international terrorism in St. Petersburg. In the plenary session in addition to its co — chairmen- the Chairman of the IPA CIS Council Valentina Matvienko and the President of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, Christine Muttonen — will be attended by the speakers of the parliaments of the States — participants CIS and the head of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pedro Agramunt.
According to Valentina Matvienko, this kind of conference can become intellectual centers for the development of new approaches to counter-terrorism. The speaker said that today Russia and the West need a new interaction formats.
— No nation can feel secure from international terrorism and the recent terrorist attack in London proved that.
Requires cooperation of law enforcement agencies, security services, information sharing and other collaborative tools to combat terrorism. Maybe we will create a General parliamentary coalition, which, I’m sure, will reflect the opinions of our voters, she said.
As told “Izvestia” Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, a few years ago the problem of terrorism Western colleagues discussed only in passing Russia and its CIS partners, believing that the world will develop according to their scenarios.
— Did not happen. Moreover, in many ways, the dissemination of extremist and radical moods in the East, proved a breeding ground for terrorism was a reaction to the unilateral arrogance of the West, — said the Senator.
According to Konstantin Kosachev, today to solve this problem is possible only together, stepping over political differences and religious differences.
— Hence the relevance of a multilateral inter-parliamentary platforms, one of which in the last two or three years, steadily became the IPA CIS. And this conference — visual proof, he explained.
At the event, as reported by Konstantin Kosachev, it will largely focus on the already accumulated experience of combating international terrorism. And the Russian side has something to offer.
— Russia has a rich experience of counter-terrorism, including in the formulation of legislative measures, in particular in the framework of the CIS, — said the Senator.
Director of the International Institute of the newest States Alexey Martynov noted that the parliamentary international community has no other option than active interaction.
— In their assessments and actions parliamentarians independent. As if someone might like to see such alliances took place, the reality is tougher. Terrorism is not just a hypothetical threat. This is what most of the world today are regularly confronted. And its price is high — lives, the destabilization of the state foundations. Russia was fighting terrorism in Syria, and cooperation with the United States in this matter it did not happen. But the Russian group managed to do more than us, — said Martynov.
The President of Fund “the Petersburg policy” Michael Vinogradov does not exclude the possibility of joint redeclaration actions of Russia and the West in the fight against terrorism.
— For interoperability, there is coordination of security services and inter-parliamentary cooperation requires shared values, — said the expert.
The agenda of the conference on combating international terrorism 12 draft model laws and recommendations which are approved by the permanent commissions of the IPA CIS.