NEW DELHI, September 15. /TASS/. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval have discussed the ways to develop bilateral cooperation in the war on terror, Russian Security Council official Yevgeny Anoshin told TASS.
He pointed out that on the sidelines of the meeting which took place in New Delhi, Patrushev also held talks with Brazil’s Institutional Security Cabinet Head, General Sergio Etchegoyen. The parties assessed the pressing issues of ensuring international security. The Russian Security Council Secretary also met with the South African Minister of State Security David Mahlobo, the parties exchanged opinions on a wide range of challenges and threats facing international security, Anoshin added.
The meeting between the BRICS member states’ high-level security officials took place in India’s capital of New Delhi on Thursday. The Russian delegation was headed by Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. In addition to international and regional security issues, matters concerning information, public, ecological and energy security and the struggle against international terrorism and extremism were discussed at the meeting. The participants also exchanged assessments on the latest event in the Middle East and North Africa.
The participants agreed on expanding dialogue on security issues, enhancing information exchange, enabling closer coordination of joint actions, including the coordination between special services and law enforcement authorities.