19 Feb 2018 16:34

Algeria joining Russian FSB's international database of terrorists - Lavrov

MOSCOW. Feb 19 (Interfax) - Algeria is in the process of joining an international database set up by the Federal Security Service (FSB) as part of its anti-terrorism efforts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

"We have also mentioned good prospects in the military-technical cooperation area, and we paid special attention to intensifying the fight against terrorism. We are pleased that Algeria is joining an international database of information on foreign terrorists and their movements - this database has been set up by the FSB," Lavrov said at a joint press conference with Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

"These and other issues related to combating new threats were discussed during Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev's visit to Algeria at the end of last month," he said.

"Indeed, we have arranged channels not only between the foreign ministries, through which we also discuss common anti-terrorism objectives, but also between the security agencies and security councils of our countries," Lavrov said.

Both Russia and Algeria have broad experience in fighting terrorism, he said.