Only together we can act against terrorism

It is the right moment for all the countries of South Eastern Europe to join forces in order to cope with the threats of terrorism, it was said today at the Conference of Ministers of Interior and Justice of the Southeast Europe dedicated to the fight against terrorism, which was held in Budva.

At the conference, held under the auspices of the Brdo process and Albanian Chairmanship of the Cooperation Process (SEECP), the ministers of interior and justice discussed the fight against terrorism and the judicial response to it. The conference also discussed the foreign fighters and prevention of radicalization, illegal arms, ammunition and explosives trade, and the prevention of terrorist financing.

Minister of Internal Affairs of Montenegro Rasko Konjevic said that he was pleased that the Ministers of Interior and Justice, as someone who guarantees the security and the rule of law, have gathered in Montenegro within the partnership with two important regional initiatives.

“Our region, in a different context, during the nineties was the victim of the fact that extremist ideas were engaged occasionally, and not effectively. There is an awareness that no country can cope alone with the threats of terrorism”, said Konjevic.

He told those gathered that Montenegro is open for cooperation with all countries in the region.

President of the Parliament of Montenegro Ranko Krivokapic said at the meeting that terrorism has always threatened the core values. He pointed out that the motivation of terrorism are money and weapons.

Interior Minister of Slovenia Vesna Gjorkos Znidar said that despite numerous guidelines against terrorism the presence of foreign soldiers on the battlefields is still existant today.

Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania Saimir Tahiri also agrees that it’s time for joint action against terrorism.

Conference in Budva was organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, the Montenegrin Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Slovenia and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), as well as the operational secretariat of the Cooperation Process in Southeast Europe (SEECP).

Izvor: RTV Montenegro