Kazakh and UN officials discuss implementation of anti-extremism project


NUR-SULTAN -- A delegation from the United Nations (UN) and Kazakh officials discussed the Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) project Monday (August 19) in Nur-Sultan, AKIpress reported, citing the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

Kazakh Ambassador-at-Large Stanislav Vassilenko and the UN delegation reviewed details of the project's implementation, said the ministry. Vassilenko is also his country's special representative for Afghanistan.

The main goal of the project is to prevent and fight violent extremism in Central, South and Southeast Asia within the next four years via multiple approaches by governments, security agencies, civil society, scholarly circles and mass media.

The spread of violent extremism threatens regional peace and security and can be thwarted only by joint efforts, according to the project's creators.

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