The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) hosted joint Conference “Egypt and Tajikistan in confrontation of Terrorist Organizations: Studying the case of Muslims Brotherhood Group and The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan” on Wednesday the 1st of August 2018. The conference was held with the participated of The Egyptian Council for foreign affairs, The Egyptian Media forum, The Egyptian Maritime Saloon and The Dialogue center for Political and Media Studies. The Conference was attended by a number of Egyptian and Foreign Intellectuals, Officials and academics, as well as the presence of a number of Media to cover the Conference.
The agenda of the Conference was subdivided into two sessions, the first which was an opening session, (From 6:00 To 6:20 Pm). The conference was headed by Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, Director of The Egyptian Council for foreign affairs; Engineer Abdel Salam El Khadrawy, Member of The Parliament and Director of The Dialogue Center for Political and Media studies; and Staff Major General Tarek Al-Mahdi, Director of The Egyptian Media Forum, who delivered the speech of the Forum and The Egyptian Maritime Saloon.
The second session, which was the main session, (from 6:20 pm To 8:00 pm), It had included valuable and profound contributions from a number of academics and researchers concerned with terrorism and security. While the session was moderated by Dr. Mohammed Talaat, Assistant Editor in Chief of Al-Goumhouriya news Paper, the list of speakers included a number of participants interested in the subject of the Conference. And from the other side the Members of the Embassy of Tajikistan in Cairo attended the Conference and a number of Diplomats of the Central Asian states accredited to Cairo.
The Joint conference “Egypt and Tajikistan in confrontation of Terrorism” has ended with a concluding statement that included a number of important recommendations:
1-The emphasis on the role of all of the role of the political bringing up, and at their heads come the School and the Mosque to play their roles in collaboration and coordination with the rest of the Country’s Establishments and State Organs in confronting the ideology of those Organizations and their risks.
2-Emphasizing the role of the media to refute all the faulty information which provided by these terrorist organizations (The Brotherhood and The Renaissance Party) to their followers, along with working to develop the content of the media discourse both on the level of quality and form of the media messages addressed to the public so as to represent a buffer wall against the ideologies and directions of those organizations.
3-Exchange of expertise between both Countries and that would be through the organization of numerous mutual visits for Experts, Specialists and researchers in the various fields related to combating terrorism.
4-Organizing several joint events that include (Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions, and Round Tables). These joint events shall aim at discussing various issues of mutual interest between both countries in general, and the matter of terrorism and how to confront it, in particular.
5-Joint action between the institutions which is concerned with the issues of terrorism in both countries, to work for the sake of enlisting the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan as terrorist organizations in various Arab and Islamic Countries, as well as in the Arab, Islamic and World organizations.
6-Organizing an extended Conference at the level of Arab and Islamic States for confronting the risk of terrorist organizations, and in this respect it is suggested to have an extended Conference organized during this year and to include Central Asian States and some Arab countries that consider the Muslim Brotherhood group a terrorist group in order to develop a road map on how to work on the inclusion of these organizations within the terrorist lists.
7-Refusal of Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of other countries and condemning its continuous and persistent support to terrorist organizations in various Arab and Islamic States and to demand Iran respect the sovereignty and independence of states.
8- Emphasizing the enhancement of security cooperation between Egypt and Tajikistan to strengthen their bilateral efforts for confronting Terrorist Organizations.