AKTOBE, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstani members of parliament conducting an out-of-town session Friday (May 19) discussed strengthening the fight against extremism and terrorism, Zakon.kz reported.
The session of the lower chamber's Committee on International Affairs, Defence and Security took place in Aktobe, which was rocked by a deadly terrorist attack last year. Nurlan Nigmatulin, speaker of the chamber, chaired the committee meeting.
Nigmatulin emphasise the need to use new ways to fight the destructive influence of extremism and called for activation of regional anti-terrorism commissions.
Success in fighting terrorism and extremism "depends largely on the active participation of members of civil society", he said, according to Zakon.kz.
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