28 Feb 2018 09:52

Patrushev discusses military-technical cooperation, counterterrorism in Bangkok

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax-AVN) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has had negotiations with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon in Bangkok, the Russian Security Council said in a statement seen by Interfax-AVN on Wednesday.

"The negotiations focus on further interaction between the Russian and Thai defense ministries and bilateral military-technical cooperation," the statement said.

"The interlocutors summed up results of the fourth meeting of the working group on security issues, where delegations of the two countries had a detailed discussion of the prospects of Russian-Thai cooperation in the war on international terrorism, including ways to stop the funding of terrorists," the statement said.

"The sides agreed to step up the exchange of relevant information between their security services and determined next steps in the field of justice, law, and order. Russia proposed that bilateral expert consultations be held on the issue of international information security," the statement said.

It was reported on Tuesday that Patrushev discussed the security of Russian tourists in Thailand with his Thai counterpart. "The interlocutors discussed ways of deepening security cooperation between Russia and Thailand. The security of Russian tourists was another focal point," a representative of the Russian Security Council told Interfax on Tuesday. Counterterrorism was also addressed by the working group.