SCO Plans to Hold Exercises on Combating ‘Cyber-Terrorism’

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) takes further steps to fight cyber-terrorism, deciding to hold practical ‘joint simulation exercises’.

The Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO RATS) held its 26th Meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 10 April 2015.

According to the press communique, the Council ‘reached agreement on issues of the drafting of legal documents for combating extremism, the holding of joint simulation exercises on combating Cyber-terrorism activities, and the hosting of the Third Conference between SCO Member States and Observer States on Combating International Terrorism and Extremism’.

No further details are publicly available.

SCO RATS was established in 2002 to further the cooperation of the SCO Member states in the fight against the ‘three evils’ of terrorism, separatism, and extremism. It also maintains a working relationship with the Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the UN Security Council.

Tomáš Minárik

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