22 Feb 2018 18:28

Russian, Uzbek Security Council heads, Uzbek FM discuss counterterrorism cooperation

MOSCOW. Feb 22 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, and Uzbek Presidential Security Council Secretary Viktor Makhmudov have discussed the situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia and counterterrorism cooperation, the Russian Security Council's press service reported.

"Patrushev, Kamilov, and Makhmudov discussed current issues of Russian-Uzbek cooperation, primarily in security and exchanged opinions on the situation in Central Asia, including in Afghanistan," the press service reported.

The parties discussed the prospects of interaction between the two countries' defense agencies, law enforcement agencies and special services, and security councils, "in particular in counterterrorism efforts," it said.

"The interlocutors discussed the feasibility of both preserving the mechanisms of interaction that have been developed and continuing to improve them," the press service said.