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Shri and his Russian counterpart sign an Agreement on Cooperation in Moscow

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The Union Home Minister Shri arrived in Moscow, Russia yesterday on a three day (27th-29th November) visit there. He was received by Mr. Igor Zubov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the at Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow.

Shri met Mr. Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, today during which the Ministers emphasized the strength of the relationship between India and Russia that has been consolidated in the past 70 years in all areas. The Ministers underlined that cooperation in the field of security is an important aspect of this bilateral relationship further strengthen cooperation to combat terrorism, extremism and radicalism. They agreed that terrorism must be fought unitedly and there were no good or bad terrorists.

They also agreed to cooperate in combating new challenges, enhance exchange of information, cooperate in building a data base, and in training of police and investigative agencies. Both sides agreed to hold the next Joint Working Group to counter terrorism between India and Russia in 2018.

An updated and more comprehensive agreement on Cooperation on Security between of India and the Ministry of Interior of the was signed by the two Ministers. This agreement provides a comprehensive approach for cooperation in security related issues, including Information Technology Crimes, Counterfeiting currency, Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Trafficking in Human Beings, Economic Crimes, Crimes related to Intellectual Property, Cultural Property amongst others.

A Joint Action Plan between the Control Bureau, of India and the Ministry of Interior of the for the period 2018-20 was also signed by Shri Pankaj Saran, Ambassador of India to the and Mr. Igor Zubov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the on this occasion.

During his visit, Shri will also hold meetings with Mr Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary, Security Council of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief of the and Mr. Alexander Bortnikov, Director, Federal Security Service of Russia. He will also pay a visit to the National Crisis Management Centre (EMERCOM) under Russias Ministry of Situations.

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First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 00:20 IST