NEWS AND EVENTS
October 22, 2005
Security problems in Central Asia considered in Tashkent
International scientific and practical conference on Problems of Security in Central Asia was held in Tashkent Intercontinental Hotel on 21-22 October. The organizers of the conference were Institute of strategic and regional studies under the President of Uzbekistan and Russian Politics Fund, in association with Friedrich Ebert Foundation Office (Germany).
Local experts and analytics, as well as foreign representatives of expect community from Russia, Germany, USA, China, Japan, India, Israel, South Korea and Central Asian countries participated in the conference.
The conference discussed geopolitical situation in Central Asia, issues of counteracting new threats to security, including international terrorism, religious extremism and drug trafficking. The endeavors of export and the advancement of western democracy produce particular threat to security and stability in the region, it was said.
The participants discussed ways of deepening cooperation within the framework of multilateral structure in the sphere of ensuring stability and security in the region, as well as stable development of Central Asian countries.
The conference also considered tragic events in Andijan, which were a result of activities of religious and extremist groups and aggressive aspiration of particular political circles of western countries, which are aiming to get access to natural and material resources and establish procedure representing their interests.
Experts criticized practice of some western states on obtrusion to Central Asian countries of perspectives of their political transformation and geopolitical orientation, as well as actions to consolidate destructive opposition with radical and extremist forces giving them the status and legitimacy of democratic movements.
The participants emphasized absence of single standards of democratization and liberalization similarly acceptable for all countries.
The experts also considered issues of deepening economic cooperation in the region, including within the framework of Eurasian Economic Community and SCO, as well as ensuring stable development of Central Asian countries.