President held an expanded collegium meeting of the National Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On January 31, 2018, an expanded collegium meeting of the National Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan devoted to an analysis of implemented activities and measures on radically improving activities of the National Security Service was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the Press Service of the President reports.

It was also attended by the heads of Chambers of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, members of the government, senior officials of the central and territorial offices of the National Security Service.

At the meeting it was noted that at all times one of the main tasks of any state was and remains ensuring security of the individual, society and the state.

That is why issues of national security were placed at the center of domestic and foreign policy in Uzbekistan since the first days of independence.

Relevance of these tasks at present stage is conditioned by intensification of a number of transnational threats, such as international terrorism, religious extremism, drug and weapons trafficking, human trafficking, and other dangerous challenges.

It was emphasized that over the past period the National Security Service made a significant contribution to ensuring sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Uzbekistan.

This was especially evident in the most difficult years, when various cataclysms took place in the near and far abroad, attempts of destructive forces to violate peace and stability in the country were observed.