The message reads, in part:
“The session of the Council traditionally serves as a prestigious expert platform for developing common approaches to countering major present-day threats – terrorism, extremism and transnational organised crime – as well as exchanging professional experience on problems of assuring national, regional and global security.
In the context of globalisation and rapid development of information technologies, it is essential to come up with joint preventive measures and methods for countering new challenges and threats that meet modern requirements.
I am confident that your work will serve to further strengthen partnership and security for our countries.”
The Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services of CIS Member-States was created in 1997 based on a decision by the Council of CIS Heads of State, for promoting cooperation and coordinating actions between the states’ security agencies and special services in fighting international organised crime and in other areas of activity.