Russia, Spain exchange data on global terrorist threats
Russian and Spanish officials exchanged information on global terrorist threats, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said on Tuesday after a meeting of the bilateral anti-terrorism working group.
“We held consultations not only with foreign ministry officials, but also will all other Spanish agencies dealing with anti-terrorism activities,” he said. “Our delegation, too, included not only diplomats but also security and army officers because armies are now often used to repel global terrorism threats. We exchanged information about terrorism threats in the world.”
Apart from that, participants in the meeting also discussed migration-related issues and the use of migration by terrorists. “Other issues in focus included measures to prevent terrorism financing, to combat extremism, and cooperation within international organizations, such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and so on,” he noted. “We have normal, balanced relations with Spain, with its foreign ministry and security agencies. We understand each other. Although we do have some differences in our approaches to certain matters but we don’t have insurmountable differences.”