Baku hosts session of Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking states

  06 September 2019    Read: 1501
 Baku hosts session of Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking states

The 23rd session of the Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking States was held in Baku on Friday. 

The session was attended by Head of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant General Ali Naghiyev, Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant General Orkhan Sultanov, as well as the delegation led by Head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) of Turkey Hakan Fidan, Chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Massimov Karim, and Chairman of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan Orozbek Opumbayev, AzVision.az reports.  

A delegation led by Head of the State Security Service of Uzbekistan Abdusalom Azizov and a high-ranking official of the Georgian State Security Service took part in the event as observers.

Prior to the session, the participants visited the Alley of Honors to lay a wreath at the tomb of national leader, founder and architect of modern Azerbaijani state Heydar Aliyev. They also put flowers at the grave of prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva.

The delegations then visited the Alley of Martyrs to commemorate Azerbaijani heroes who gave their lives for the country's independence and territorial integrity, and laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument. They also laid flowers at the monument in the honor of Turkish soldiers in the Alley of Martyrs.

Later on, Head of the Azerbaijani State Security Service Ali Naghiyev declared the session open.

Fuad Alasgarov, Assistant to the Azerbaijani President for Work with Law Enforcement Bodies and Military Issues – Head of the Department of the Presidential Administration then read out a greeting letter by President Ilham Aliyev.

Addressing the session, Ali Naghiyev stressed the need for a joint action against terrorism, religious extremism and aggressive separatism which pose a serious threat to the member and observer states of the Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking States.

Naghiyev hailed the dynamic development of partnership between the Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking States.

He expressed hope that the Permanent Secretariat of the Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking States, which will be established in Ankara, will contribute to improving the effectiveness of cooperation.  

In his speech, Head of the Azerbaijani Foreign Intelligence Service Orkhan Sultanov underlined threats posed by international terrorism to the country’s national interests.

Other speakers at the session also stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to fight terrorism, radicalism and extremism.

At the end of the session, the participants signed documents on the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat of the Conference of Special Service Bodies of Turkic-speaking States, as well as on the results of the Baku meeting.

It was decided to hold the next session in the Kazakh city of Almaty.


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