Taking into account the indivisibility of security, Member States regularly hold security consultations to discuss the issues of common concern in the field of security.
Until now Three Rounds of Security Consultations were held. The last one was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on 9 February 2016 in Ankara. In addition to the senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Member States, for the first time, Uzbekistan was represented in the meeting at the level of Ambassador. The regional developments on the security issues, the fight against terrorism, the problems in the Middle East, the situation in Afghanistan and the ways to prevent and counter the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) were the prevailing subjects discussed at the meeting. One of the outcomes of the meeting was that the FTFs phenomenon should be handled in a wider security perspective with an enhanced approach and the participants were committed to join their efforts to this end.