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Press release onCentral and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism Astana, June 30, 2015.

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Central and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism finished in Astana.

Panel sessions of the second day of the meeting were focused on current practical issues of creating effective mechanisms for prevention and countering of extremist and terrorist manifestations.

Presentations were made by leading experts in the area of combating extremism and terrorism, representatives of international organizations and US, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lankapublic organizations.

The session dedicated to the analysis of regional studies on the causes of the susceptibility of the population to radical ideology, the main focuswas made on the issues of creating effective mechanisms to address the factors,that contribut to its spread.

A wide range of issues were discussed in the context of cooperation between the government and the public. Speakers noted that stakeholder partnership of state agencies and local authorities along with civil society institutions is crucialin the countering against emerging threats.

The speakers demonstrated successful models of such interaction, shared experience of civil society initiatives in the region, spoke about the effective and innovative programs under the auspices of non-governmental organization. The importance of involvement of the private sector, business environment and the media was highlighted.

Tworound tables on the development of new forms and methods of the anti-terrorist strategy, as well as on  formation of a system to counter extremist ideology on the Internet and social networks, were  heldwithin the framework of the conference.

According to the general opinion of the participants,the meeting was actual and significant event for the region countries and it gave a new impetus to the development of closer international cooperation aimed at creating an effective system to counter threats and challenges of the modern world.

Press service of

the Prosecutor General’s office of

the Republic of Kazakhstan

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