Peter Burian The European Union is ready to support the Central Asian countries to address root causes of radicalization and violent extremism, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, said wrapping up his visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Ambassador Burian held bilateral meetings with Head of Foreign Policy Department of the Administration of the President Sapar Isakov, Deputy Foreign Minister Dinara Kemelova and Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razakov as well as with representatives of civil society. The parties discussed the cooperation between the European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic in various areas, including countering the terrorism and extremism.
Additionally, the EUSR organized and participated in the regional conference "Preventing Violent Extremism in Central Asia - Challenges and Responses at Community Level" in Bishkek. The event gathered more than 100 representatives of state institutions and experts from the countries of the Central Asia and Europe as well as diplomatic agents and employees of the international organizations.
The participants discussed the root causes of extremism and radicalization of the society, exchanged views and shared experience on preventing those challenges, produced important recommendations for further actions in the mentioned directions.
“The regional conference on preventing violent extremism in Central Asia confirmed our understanding that a comprehensive approach and coordination among donors but also among Central Asian countries is necessary to address root causes of radicalization effectively,” Ambassador Burian said.
The EUSR stressed that European Union is ready to support the countries of the region to address root causes of radicalization and violent extremism.
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