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Russia and U.S. Representatives Meet on Counter-Terror Cooperation in Vienna

Sept. 9, 2019 (EIRNS)—Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan today held the fourth round of discussions on cooperation on counter-terrorism in Vienna. Discussion topics included terrorist migration, the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan, the situation in the Sahara-Sahel zone and terrorist financing.

Syromolotov told TASS in general the dialogue with the Americans was developing dynamically and both sides were committed to achieving practical results, as well as helping to build the confidence necessary for making progress in bilateral relations.

The State Department readout indicated constructive discussions on the major topics, and concluded: “The United States and Russia agreed to convene the U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Dialogue at a high-level on an annual basis, and for U.S. and Russian counterterrorism experts to meet in coming months to explore options for further cooperation.”

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