Preventing Violent Extremism
These days, May 6-7, Tashkent is hosting an important event – a three-day international workshop on ‘Promoting Religious Tolerance to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization in Central Asia’. Executive Director of the Development Strategy Center Eldor Tulyakov delivered a welcoming speech.
“The problem of violent extremism is relevant for the Central Asian region. The region remains vulnerable to threats posed by individuals or groups who seek to destabilize it by radicalizing and recruiting individuals for terrorist purposes, including trips to foreign countries to commit terrorist acts.
The challenges related to effective prevention and countering violent extremism, as well as incitement and recruitment of persons, including foreign terrorist fighters, have scaled up the international focus on these issues. They also caused the need for countries to develop and implement more effective and integrated preventive strategies and methods to counter these threats.
In this context, in order to increase the region’s resilience to the threats of violent extremism and strengthen cooperation, foreign organizations - the Regional Dialogue INGO Country Office for Uzbekistan, in cooperation with the US Peace Institute, organized an international workshop in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The objective of the workshop is to establish cooperation between representatives of government structures, groups and organizations of civil society, academia, international experts of the United States, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.”
In the course of active discussions, the Development Strategy Center came up with a proposal to organize expert exchange of information at a series of events, including workshops, building a dialogue and interaction in order to strengthen the region’s capacity to counter the threats of terrorism and violent extremism while respecting the principles of the rule of law and human rights.
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