10 December 2019 Год 2515

The result of the first meeting of the heads of the internal affairs/police bodies of the capitals of the CIS member states was the signing of a bilateral agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding expanding the scope of cooperation

The first meeting of the heads of the metropolitan divisions of the internal affairs bodies/police of the CIS member states was held in Tashkent. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan – the head of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Tashkent, Major General R. Juraev.

The meeting was attended by delegations of the metropolitan divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (head of the Main Police Department of Baku, Police Major General M. Seidov), the police of the Republic of Armenia (Deputy Head of the Yerevan Police Department, Police Colonel A. Mamikonian), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (head of the Minsk City Executive Committee Police Department, Major General I. Kubrakov), the Republic of Kazakhstan (head of the Nur-Sultan Police Department, Police Colonel E. Sadenov), the Republic of Kyrgyzstan (Deputy head of the Bishkek Police Department, Police Colonel M. Nasirov), the Republic of Moldova (Deputy head of the Police Department of the Chisinau Municipality of the General Inspectorate of the Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Leading Commissioner M. Garaz), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (head of the Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, Police Lieutenant General O. Baranov), the Republic of Tajikistan (head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Dushanbe, Police Lieutenant General Sh. Nazarzoda), Turkmenistan (Head of the Ashgabat Police Department, Police Major V. Atayev), as well as the Bureau for Coordinating the Fight against Organized Crime and Other Dangerous Types of Crimes on the Territory of the CIS member States (Deputy Director of the CIS BKBOP, Police Major General A. Yusifov, head of the CIS BKBOP Department, Police Colonel R. Volkov, Deputy Director of the CIS BKBOP from the Republic of Uzbekistan Colonel B. Khanazarov).

The meeting was opened with a welcoming speech by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS member States, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Lieutenant General P. Bobozhonov. In his speech, he noted the role of the metropolitan divisions of the internal affairs bodies/police in the fight against crime and invited the participants to consider the feasibility of creating a so-called "single platform" by giving the Meeting the status of a permanent body.

For their contribution to strengthening international cooperation to combat crime and prevent crime, the heads of the metropolitan divisions of the internal affairs bodies/police of the CIS member states were awarded the badge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan "Xalqaro hamkorlikdagi xizmatlari uchun".

Then the meeting continued under the chairmanship of the head of the Tashkent city Police Department, Major General R. Juraev.

In their speeches, the heads of delegations, as well as the Deputy Director of the CIS BKBOP A. Yusifov, highly appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Tashkent City Police Department to consolidate the efforts of the capital's internal affairs/police units in the fight against crime. The establishment of a new format of interaction on a regular basis will strengthen and expand the horizons of cooperation between the metropolitan departments of the Department of Internal Affairs/police, which means that it will increase the effectiveness of measures for early crime prevention.

During the meeting, the issues of developing cooperation between the Tashkent city Police Department and the metropolitan divisions of the internal affairs bodies/police of the CIS member states were discussed; exchange of experience on combating crime in the field of information technologies, countering drug trafficking and terrorist activities, ensuring the safety of tourists. The relevant areas of cooperation for the near future were also identified.

The heads of the metropolitan departments of the Internal Affairs/police of the CIS member states supported the initiative of the Uzbek side to give the meeting the status of a permanent advisory body, recognizing its practical necessity and timeliness.

Following the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Tashkent city Police Department and the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan for Dushanbe.

The guests took part in the opening ceremony of a new building for the Department of Coordination of the activities of the internal Affairs bodies of the Almazar district, visited the Tashkent police Department, where they laid flowers at the memorial to the employees who died in the line of duty, and planted trees as a symbol of strengthening cooperation. Also, the heads of the capital's departments of the Internal Affairs/police of the CIS member states visited the Department of internal Affairs of one of the districts of Tashkent, where they got acquainted with the conditions created for employees and citizens seeking help, and listened to a report on the activities of the Tashkent Police Department and its units on the ground. The guests were informed about the reform of the structure and working methods of the Department of Internal Affairs, the transformation of the Department of Internal Affairs into Departments for coordinating the Activities of the Department of Internal Affairs, the creation of 4 to 9 departments of internal Affairs in each district, the introduction of the "Safe Capital" Concept and the introduction of round-the-clock, three-shift patrolling of the city by the forces and means of the internal affairs bodies, the National Guard and the public, the use of modern information and communication technologies, and also demonstrated new vehicles.

On the second day of the visit, the guests visited the Department of Internal Affairs of the Samarkand region, where they were told about the reforms in the structure of the internal affairs bodies, the introduction of new methods of early crime prevention, presented the situation center and equipment available to employees of the services and divisions of the Department of Internal Affairs.

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