Rakhmon said that "the current international situation is characterized by a high level of tension and a crisis in the system of international security and trust, and an increase in the potential for conflict."

“The main threats to security in the SCO space remain international terrorism, extremism, separatism, cross-border organized crime, including drug trafficking, cybercrime,” TASS quoted him as saying.

Earlier it was reported that representatives of Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran held a four-way meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on the sidelines of the SCO and CSTO summits in Dushanbe.