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Russian, Kyrgyz security chiefs discuss measures to counteract recruiting by terrorists

In addition, the sides discussed issues of re-socialization of people returning from conflict zones

MOSCOW, November 20. /TASS/. Russia-Kyrgyzstan anti-terror cooperation was in focus of a meeting between secretaries of the two countries’ Security Councils, Nikolai Patrushev of Russia and Damir Sagynbayev of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Russian Security Council said on Tuesday.

"The sides discussed measures to counteract recruiting of Russian and Kyrgyz citizens, first of all the youth, to international terrorist and extremist organizations and to stop propagation of radical extremism," the press service said. "A focus was made on exchange of information about persons involved in the activities of extremist and terrorist organizations."

The two security chiefs also discussed issues of re-socialization of people returning from conflict zones.

Patrushev and Sagynbayev also exchanged views on the current state and prospects for further development of military technical cooperation between their countries. Special attention was paid to cooperation within multilateral formats, such as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). "The sides reiterated their commitment to the continuation of contacts between the two countries’ law enforcement agencies, security services and defense ministries," the Russian Security Council stressed.