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KHUJAND, April 01, 18:43 /ITAR-TASS/. Terrorism, separatism, extremism and illicit drug trafficking pose a serious threat to security in Central Asia, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said.
“Member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization seek to strengthen confidence-building measures in the military field, consolidate stability, and ensure security and peace in the region,” he said on Tuesday.
Upon completion of the meeting the SCO ministers signed a joint statement.
“We coordinated cooperation based on the Bishkek Summit approaches,” Shoigu said.
The meeting also focused on preparations for conducting the Peace Mission 2014 anti-terrorist exercises due to be held in China, he said.
“We agreed to cooperate in priority trends under the 2014-2015 plan for cooperation,” Shoigu said.