Russia and US discuss options to revive the working group on counterterrorism

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Archival photoRussia and US discuss options to revive the working group on counterterrorism© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Russia and US discuss options to revive the working group on counterterrorism, spoke at the meeting in Helsinki, presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald trump, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Oleg Syromolotov.

The diplomat recalled that during the meeting in Helsinki on 16 July, Putin said Trump «on our initiative to re-create a bilateral working group on counterterrorism». According to him, this topic was also raised at the consultations of the Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev and presidential Advisor United States national security John Bolton in Geneva on 23 August.

«Currently, between the specialized agencies of Russia and the United States, contacts between them has never stopped, specifies the appropriate options,» said Syromolotov.

«It would be premature to prejudge the results. We have consistently advocated and continue to advocate politizirovannost, equitable and based on mutual interests, the cooperation with USA in the fight against terrorism,» added the Deputy Minister.

Source