Matviyenko proposes setting up APPF group to evaluate anti-terrorist laws

Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko has proposed setting up a working party of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) to evaluate laws on combating terrorism and other threats.

"Our world increasingly faces transnational security threats, such as nuclear proliferation, terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime, and new threats characteristic of the globalization epoch, among them cybercrime," Matviyenko said at a plenary meeting of the 21st APPF session that opened on Vladivostok's Russky Island on Monday.

Parliamentarians have a lot of work to do with regard to suppression of these dangers, she said.

It is possible to start working on reconciliation of national laws of APPF member countries regulating the fight against such threats and crimes, Matviyenko said.

She proposed setting up a permanent working party for the analysis of laws and law enforcement in APPF member countries in combating drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime and providing cyber security.

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