Emomali Rahmon raised this issue at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State.
On October 15, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States via videoconference. He called on the leaders of the CIS Member States not to forget about Dushanbe’s initiative to create a terrorist list, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.
Rahmon said countering terrorism and extremism remained a priority for the Commonwealth. He emphasised that the Counter-Terrorism Centre was one of the brightest examples of the effective work of the CIS in this field.
The leader of Tajikistan reminded about his last year’s initiative to create a common list of terrorist and extremist organisations that are banned on the territory of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Speaking at the meeting, Rahmon also noted that the Taliban (a terrorist organisation banned in Russia) posed a serious threat to security of the countries of the region. He highlighted the need for closer cooperation among the law enforcement agencies of the CIS Member States in responding to the threats coming from Afghanistan.