On 21 July, 2017 joint meeting of the Ministers of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Colonel-General Kalmuhanbet Kasymov and Kyrgyzstan, Colonel of Police Ulan Israilov was held in the city of Cholpon-Ata in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan.
The meeting was also attended by the heads of the central offices of the ministries of internal affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Kazakhstan, the territorial divisions of the Directorate of Internal affairs of the Talas, Issyk-Kul and Chui regions, the plenipotentiary representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic in CARICC and the heads of the departments of internal affairs of Almaty, Almaty and Zhambyl regions of Republic of Kazakhstan.
The participants of the joint meeting discussed and exchanged views on current issues and prospects for cooperation between the ministries of internal affairs in the new conditions. The issues of strengthening the interaction between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in countering extremism are considered, special attention is focused on improving the interaction of law enforcement bodies in the field of combating cross-border crime. In addition, issues of combating organized crime and illicit drug trafficking, illegal trafficking in weapons and explosives, cybercrime, cooperation in combating crime, tracing criminals, theft of cattle in border areas, strengthening of information interaction, as well as joint operative-search and preventive measures.
Interaction between law enforcement agencies of the two countries is carried out on the basis of the interstate program of joint measures to combat crime.
As of today, the counteraction to international terrorism, the identification and suppression of the activities of regional extremist organizations is carried out in close cooperation with the 10 GU of the of the Kyrgyz Republic MIA and the Office for Countering Extremism of the Criminal Police Department of the Republic of Kazakhstan MIA.
In the context of these processes, cooperation between the ministries of internal affairs of neighboring republics is developing in a multilateral format within the framework of such integration associations as the CIS, the SCO, the CSTO, the OSCE and CARICC. This means that the internal affairs bodies of both states are discovering new spheres of partnership.
Interstate programs to combat various types of crimes in the territory of the CIS are being actively implemented. And, as practice shows, the implementation of these interstate programs yields positive results. Along with international agreements, in particular within the framework of the CSTO, the SCO, the ATC, the BKBOP of the CIS, bilateral cooperation will be successfully implemented within the framework of the Interaction Plan of the MIA of Kazakhstan and the MIA of Kyrgyzstan.
Following the results of the joint meeting, an agreement was signed on joint measures in the areas of combating cross-border crime, crimes of extremist and terrorist nature, drug trafficking and drug trafficking, combating crime in border areas, including those related to embezzlement of others' property. Based on the results of the joint meeting, a relevant protocol decision was adopted.
Heads of delegations highly appreciated the development of bilateral interdepartmental cooperation, noted the successful implementation of the decisions of the first meeting of the joint board (Taraz, Kazakhstan, 2015), the activation of interaction in the main areas of activity of the two ministries, including the border police in the combating against all Types of crime. It was noted that the interaction between the ministries on combating of crime has reached a qualitatively new level.