Qatar, Tajikistan Organize International Conference on Counter-terrorism Thursday

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Doha, May 02 (QNA) - The State of Qatar and the Republic of Tajikistan will organize on Thursday and Friday a high-level international conference on combating terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism in cooperation with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.
Minister of Foreign Affairs' Special Envoy on Counterterrorism and Mediation in Dispute Settlement, HE Ambassador Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani, will attend the conference, which is expected to witness wide international participation.
The conference aims to address the security challenges facing the countries of the world and unite efforts to counter terrorism, radicalism and violent extremism as the main feeder of instability in many parts of the world.
It also aims at creating a common understanding of current challenges and exploring opportunities for strengthening partnership and cooperation at the national, regional and international levels to combat terrorism and violent extremism in addition to share opportunities and challenges in the implementation of Tajikistan's national counter-terrorism strategy.
The conference looks forward to identifying the trends and challenges of extremism, the role of youth, ideology and information in preventing and combating violent extremism leading to terrorism, as well as sharing experiences in combating it and focusing on preventing foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) threats. It also seeks to identify domestic and regional counter-terrorism mechanisms, and strengthening cooperation against electronic terrorism and developing guidelines to combat violent extremism in cyberspace. (QNA)