Putin urged Asia together to fight terrorism

PHOTO : MIR / Igor Medvedev

RUSSIA

TAJIKISTAN

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Asian countries to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism. He said this at the summit of the conference on interaction and confidence building measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe.

“Cooperation should be intensified to identify and neutralize terrorist groups, blocking their financial support, including through drug trafficking”, – said Putin.

He stressed that everything must be done to the terrorists got weapons of mass destruction.

According to him, to achieve lasting stability in the region is possible only through the settlement of crisis situations and terrorist threats. Special attention should be paid to the situation in Afghanistan, said the Russian leader.

Putin arrived in Dushanbe on the eve. On Saturday, he arrived at the Navruz Palace, where the summit by car Aurus.

The President of Russia also congratulated the Chinese leader XI Jinping happy birthday and gave him a Russian ice cream.

Informed about the aims and objectives of the conference on interaction and confidence building measures in Asia, Putin said in an exclusive interview with TV company “MIR”.

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