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MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. Russia and China have agreed to expand cooperation on fighting against terrorism and extremism, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after the visit of Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov to Beijing.
"During meetings and talks with the Chinese leadership, pressing issues in the sphere of fighting against international terrorism were discussed," the foreign ministry said. "Common understanding was registered on the importance of creating a broad anti-terrorist front to fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, of taking comprehensive measures on countering the phenomenon of foreign terrorist militants, including in the context of minimizing risks for the Central Asian region," the ministry added.
"The sides confirmed their principled positions on the importance of maintaining UN’s central coordinating role in global anti-terrorist efforts which should be free from politicized approach and double standards," the foreign ministry stressed. "An agreement was reached on gradual expansion of bilateral cooperation in fighting against terrorism and extremism, including on key international platforms - UN, SCO, BRICS, APEC," the ministry said,
The consultations were held "in the spirit of privileged strategic partnership that unites Russia and China," the foreign ministry noted.