SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) meeting held in Pakistan

Published on May 25, 2018
Pakistan hosted the first ever Shanghai Cooperation Organization-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) legal experts meeting in Islamabad.
  • It was the first-ever SCO meeting being held in Pakistan since it became a permanent member of the organization along with India in Jun 2017. 
  • It was three-day meeting which saw participation of legal advisors from eight SCO member states.
  • These member states include China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
  • Apart from them the representatives of the SCO-RATS executive committee also participated in the meeting.
  • The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss issues related to terrorist threats in the region and how to overcome them.
  • It aims to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between SCO member states.
  • The major discussions were related to the terrorist threats being faced by the region and ways and means to enhance regional cooperation in fighting terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime between SCO member states.
  • SCO-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is permanent organ of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent intergovernmental international organization which was founded on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai, China. 

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