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Putin Urges International Cooperation bcTo Fight Terrorism, a Global Threat

July 27, 2016 (EIRNS) Addressing participants in the 15th session of Heads of Special Services, security agencies, and law enforcement agencies in St. Petersburg today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said:

"The session will focus on the fight against international terrorism that has become unprecedented in scale, and, in fact, challenged the whole civilization. I will stress that decisive and coordinated actions of the whole international community are needed to effectively fight against this threat, and the main role will be played by special services and law enforcement agencies,"

Tass reported.

Following the massacre in Nice that killed 84 people, injuring at least 200 others, Putin had conveyed the same message while addressing French President Francois Hollande, saying terrorism could be defeated only in joint efforts.

"I would like to emphasize once again that terrorism can be defeated only through joint efforts," the Kremlin website quoted Putin as saying.

At St. Petersburg, the Russian President noted that in the conditions that prevail, special services should boost cooperation, exchange experience, use the most advanced methods of preventing and countering terrorist attacks, as well as stopping distribution and propagation of extremism, and ideas of national, religious, and social intolerance, the Tass report said.

"I am confident that the session will focus on a broad range of issues and problems that require joint approaches with reliance on international law, while any proposals will contribute to strengthening security of our countries and international stability in general," he added,

Tass reported.