Tajikistan Concerned Over Spread of Religious Radicalism Ideology in Central Asia

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We see the spread of an extremely destructive ideology of religious radicalism in Central Asia as the most serious challenge, Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sodiq Imomi said at the high-level international conference “Eurasian Security: Reality and Prospects in a Transforming World” in Minsk on 26 October, BelTA has learned.

He noted that in modern conditions, when the world is going through a difficult time of profound transformation, it is important to ensure a broad exchange of views on topical security issues in Eurasia. All challenges and threats can only be countered by coordinated measures, Sodiq Imomi said.

“Central Asia, which is an integral part of the Eurasian region, is turning into one of the most important geopolitical centers and unique geographical hubs. At the same time, the region is, too, facing modern challenges and threats,” Sodiq Imomi said.

“We see the spread of an extremely destructive ideology of religious radicalism in Central Asia as the most serious challenge. It is when ideological and religious immaturity of certain segments of the population, primarily young people, is used to replenish the ranks of various terrorist and extremist groups,” the deputy minister stressed.

Source : Belta