Counter-terrorism conference in Kislovodsk

An international conference "Vital Counter-Terrorist Problems: Regional and International Aspects. Contemporary Condition of Research" has opened in Kislovodsk /the Stavropol territory, Russia's south/ on Wednesday. Counter-terrorist experts from Spain, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan are participating in the conference. Director of NATO Information Bureau in Moscow Rolf Welberts delivered a report on international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

According to the data of the Russian Defence Ministry, some 500 armed terrorists, who can attempt to break through the Russian-Georgian border, are concentrated in the Pankisi gorge (Georgia), said another conferee, Russian State Duma Deputy Anatoly Kulikov, the chairman of the World Anti-Criminal and Anti-Terrorist Forum.

The conference will last for two days and will close on Thursday.