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Russia's Interior Ministry names one of major global security threats

April 03, 12:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The minister noted that the spreading of radical ideology amid global geopolitical changes became one of the major security threats for a number of states

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MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has called on the global community to join their efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

"In the modern world not a single state is capable of effectively fighting against extremism and terrorism alone. It is necessary to determine a single complex of problems and tasks that we face and avoid double standards in approaches to their solution. This is the only way for us to provide security for the global community," Kolokoltsev said in his speech at the research and practice conference dubbed "Priority Tasks of International Cooperation in Countering Extremism and Terrorism."

The minister noted that the spreading of radical ideology amid global geopolitical changes became one of the major security threats for many states. "The expansion of extremism and terrorism has acquired a transnational character. Its span poses a risk of destabilizing the situation not just in isolated countries and regions, but across the globe as well," the minister noted.

The Russian interior minister pointed to the importance of strengthening international ties in countering extremism and terrorism. "Our potential is being actively used in the relevant bodies of the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), CSTO and CIS," he stressed. Kolokoltsev noted that a monitoring system for national and religious relations was established at the federal level and corresponding regional programs are being carried out as part of the implementation of the counter-extremism strategy in Russia by 2025.

According to the Interior Ministry press center, around 150 representatives of government authorities, civil society and international organizations (the Council of Europe, OSCE, SCO and CSTO), as well as experts from Belarus, Egypt, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia and Uzbekistan, took part in the research and practice conference.

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