17:17 GMT +320 August 2019
Listen Live
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends meeting of Council of SCO Heads of Government

    SCO Special Services to Increase Oil, Gas Pipeline Safety

    Sputnik
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 33

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries will enhance security measures at cross-border oil and gas pipelines, the SCO Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure (RCTS) press service said Friday.

    TASHKENT (Uzbekistan) Sputnik – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) security services will boost security at cross-border oil and gas pipelines, the SCO Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure (RCTS) press service said Friday.

    "The competent authorities of SCO member states have stepped up the development of joint measures to ensure the safety of cross-border oil and gas pipelines," RCTS told RIA Novosti.

    It cited intelligence confirming terrorist organizations’ interest toward the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India gas pipeline, whose construction began in mid-December.

    RCTS added that its experts met the Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) Anti-Terrorist Center in Moscow earlier in February to discuss counterterrorism efforts at member states’ infrastructure facilities.

    "The sides discussed issues of cooperation between relevant agencies at critically dangerous facilities, crowded sites, the use of special tools to prevent and suppress acts of terrorism and extremism in present conditions, as well as their legal regulation," RCTS said.

    The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance that includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, where RCTS is headquartered.

    Related:

    SCO to Actively Cooperate With Iran in Anti-Terror Fight in Afghanistan
    Russia, China Develop High-Precision Navigation System Draft for SCO, BRICS
    Energy Security Becoming ‘Topic of Every Nation’ - Turkmen Diplomat
    Turkmenistan Plans to Select TAPI Pipeline Project Consortium by September
    Tags:
    Shanghai Cooperation Organization, security measures, TAPI, CIS, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik