Experts discuss reformation of security sector in Central Asia
ALMATY. September 24. KAZINFORM / Yekaterina Ionova / - Thursday in Almaty a seminar titled "Starlink Kazakhstan" - "Security Sector Reform in Central Asia: the definition of national approaches, international participation and the prospects for cooperation" was held. The Center for the Study of Security in Europe (the Netherlands) together with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Observation of Law, resource and information center of NATO organized the seminar. The aim of the Starlink program in Kazakhstan is to promote democratic governance of security sector in Kazakhstan by organizing training courses for the key groups: military and civilian personnel in the security sector, representatives elected by government, media, and civil society. It is important to understand and take into account that security is not narrow understanding, which we have had 10 years ago. When we fight the scourge of religious extremism and terrorism our country should not toughen the law and must respect human rights ", -the acting director of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and observation of Law Rosa Akylbekova said. Analysts and political scientists, representatives of NATO, SCO, CSTO and the OSCE from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Great Britain and Russia participated in the seminar.