31 Jan 2019 19:46

Patrushev discusses sharing info on terrorist groups with UAE national security advisor

ABU DHABI. Jan 31 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates discussed the situation in the Middle East and exchange of information on terrorist groups at a meeting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Patrushev's press secretary Yevgeny Anoshin told journalists.

"There has been an exchange of opinions on events taking place in North Africa and the Middle East, particularly in Libya, Yemen, and Syria. Special attention was paid to measures against terrorism. The parties expressed their interest in sharing information on terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa, in jointly opposing the financing of terrorism and the transfer of militants, in curbing channels of illegal arms and drugs trafficking, and in opposing the spread of extremist ideology," Anoshin said.

The two closely analyzed security cooperation between Russia and the UAE, he said.

"The parties reaffirmed their interest in expanding cooperation both in a bilateral and multilateral format," he said.

They also discussed interaction between law enforcement agencies, informational security, military and military-technical cooperation, and development of some areas of trade and economic relations, including the implementation of joint projects, Anoshin said.