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Putin submits agreement on cooperation with China in war on terror to State Duma

September 28, 11:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 28. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has submitted the Russian-Chinese agreement on cooperation in the war on terror to the State Duma for ratification, this information was issued through the electronic database of the lower house.

The agreement, signed in Beijing on September 27, 2010, is aimed at the development of bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, separatism and extremism, and contains articles on taking joint measures in order to detect and effectively suppress activities connected to planning and carrying out terrorist attacks, the accompanying documents stated.

In particular, the agreement envisages the exchange of information within the framework of cooperation in preventing and combating the criminal activities of terrorists and extremists. Besides that, the document stipulates the exchange of information on "illegal production, storage and circulation of propaganda material, weapons, ammunition and explosive devices." The parties are also supposed to exchange information on "the criminal organizations’ utilization of nuclear material, radioactive substances, or sources of radioactivity, poisonous, noxious and toxic chemical or biological substances for conducting terrorist attacks." There should also be the exchange of information "on the sources and channels of financing of the criminal organizations, on the salient features and patterns of their activities, methods and modes of operation, and also on the identification data, categories and numbers of the identity documents, and the places of residence or location of the persons suspected in committing crimes of terrorism, separatism or extremism."

At the same time, the agreement introduces the norms on assistance in investigation of criminal cases at the request of either of the parties. In addition, the exchange of equipment and the co-production of special tools and gear based on specific agreements are also stipulated.

The Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service and Deputy Foreign Minister on Counterterrorism issues, Oleg Syromolotov, has been appointed the official representative of the Head of State for reviewing the agreement in the State Duma and the Federation Council.

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