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MOSCOW, May 13 (Itar-Tass) - Directors of secret services of the countries making up the Commonwealth of Independent States are expected to meet at a conference in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek Wednesday for a discussion of joint actions to ensure security during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the World University Games that will be held in Kazan in July.
“In the course of the conference, the participating officials will discuss the further joint efforts of CIS secret services to guarantee security at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and the 11th Paralympics in Sochi and the 27th World University Games in Kazan,” a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service /FSB/ said.
“Participants in the conference will have to coordinate the procedures of collaboration for tracking down the individuals traveling by transit via the territories of CIS countries for the purposes of involvement in internal armed conflicts on the side of terrorist organizations,” the spokesman said.
“Also, they will consider the ways of blocking the migration channels for militants and will map out the methods of improving the inter-state search for the people who committed crimes of a terrorist or extremist nature,” he said.
One more thing the conference is expected to do is to work out joint steps to counteract the informational and propagandistic activities of terrorist and extremist organizations that utilize up-to-date digital and telecom technologies, as well as the capabilities offered by the Internet.
The participants will sum up the results of operations of the CIS Antiterrorist Center in 2012 and will consider reports on the implementation of a Program for Cooperation of the CIS member-states in fighting with terrorism and other manifestations of extremism that was slanted for the years 2011 through to 2013 and the Interstate Program for Joint Counteraction to Crime in the period of 2011 through to 2013.
By tradition, the organizers of the conference have invited officials from the secret services of Germany, Italy, Spain, and France to attend it as observers.