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BAKU, October 4 (Itar-Tass) — Issues of coordinated actions on ensuring public security in the border regions of Azerbaijan and Russia will be in the focus of attention of discussions at a meeting of the two countries’ interior ministers Ramil Usubov and Rashid Nurgaliyev. The meeting will be held in a border region of Azerbaijan where both ministers arrived on Monday.
The two countries’ interior ministers are expected to sum up the results of the special border operation which was simultaneously conducted in the border regions of Azerbaijan and Russia from September 19 to 25. “The main aim of such operations consists in rendering harmless transnational organized criminal groups and terrorist organizations, revealing and stopping channels of financial and technical aid to purchase and transport ammunition, explosives and drugs, prevent other illegal actions,” a spokesman for the Interior Ministry of Azerbaijan said.
The spokesman stressed that during the current operation, “80 persons earlier put on the wanted list, were detained, including 50 - - in Azerbaijan and 30 - - in Russia, and a lot of arms and ammunition were seized.”
Earlier, the Interior Ministries of Azerbaijan and Russia created a specialized working group to coordinate interaction of the police and interior bodies on the border territories of the two countries.”