Working meeting between CARICC Director and representatives of the EU LEICA project
Mr. Rustam Miralizoda, CARICC Director, had a meeting with Mr. Emmanuel Gravier, Security and Counterterrorism Coordinator for Central Asia at the European Union Delegation in Bishkek, and Mr. Jerome Ribault-Gaillard, Director of the EU Project LEICA, at the Centre on 12 February 2021.
Participants included heads of CARICC units and Centre personnel and members of the European Union Delegation.
During the visit Mr. E. Gravier informed of main goals and directions of the LEICA project, including attraction of highly qualified specialists, experts to deliver trainings on counterterrorism and anti-extremism topics, organization of study tours for advanced training of officials involved in countering terrorism and extremism as well as plans for further productive cooperation under the European Union project.
In turn, CARICC Director briefed the interlocutor on prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation and coordination, with consideration of CARICC and LEICA project capacities.
The two sides also indicated their readiness to work together within existing mandates and to collaborate actively and productively.
Meeting resulted in agreement to jointly organize training and workshops for law enforcement officers in the Central Asian region on combating terrorism financing via proceeds derived from drug trafficking.