Uzbekistan hosts seminar on fighting extremism

Staff Report

TASHKENT -- More than 50 specialists from various countries are studying how to use community policing to fight violent extremism and radicalisation that lead to terrorism (VERLT), the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in a November 29 statement.

The November 29-30 Tashkent seminar includes participants from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and many other countries. The seminar is meant to "stress the importance of engaging the community by establishing police-public partnerships among the police, public authorities and citizens with the aim of developing proactive problem-solving practices to prevent and counter terrorist radicalisation", the OSCE said in the statement.

Panelists are sharing "national and international perspectives on community-policing approach to counter VERLT", the OSCE added.

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