SOCHI, April 10. /ITAR-TASS/. A conference of heads of security and law enforcement bodies of foreign countries, which are Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) partners in the struggle against terrorism, ended in Sochi on Thursday.
A total of 79 delegations from 55 world countries took part in discussions held in the framework of the Sochi conference, Chief of the Russian Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov told the conference, summing up its results.
Bortnikov reminded of a similar conference held in Kazan last year when the Russian side initiated a discussion of the situation in Syria. "Our prognostic assessments of problems which exist in that region and affect the situation in different world regions, including near Syria, in Russia and beyond, have proved rightful," Bortnikov said..
Analyzing operational information enabled the secret services to predict a growing activity of international terrorist structures and the move of the bandits from the Afghan-Pakistani zone to other regions, predominantly to border areas in Central Asia and Russia. "The return of the terrorists to the countries of exodus, which was predicted earlier, is taking place now," Bortnikov said.
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee, has confirmed that a prognosis of possible spread of terrorism should be made for five-ten years ahead. The conference was held in Sochi where the Olympic Games were held and where the security services practiced terrorism prevention. No terrorist acts were committed; in that sense we received an invaluable experience which will be used in future, Laborde said.
Participants in the Sochi conference pledged to continue joint efforts for prevention of terrorism and promised to harmonize their anti- terrorist legislations.