Putin calls for international co-operation in counter-terrorism

(VOVworld) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the international community to put aside “geopolitical ambitions,” remove “double standards,” and stop taking advantage of terrorist groups, and instead join hands in the fight against terrorism.

 

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The leaders of Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Belarus pose for a photo session at the CSTO Summit in Tajikistan (Photo: Reuters)

Addressing the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Summit in Tajikistan on Tuesday, Putin said IS has been training Russian and European jihadists and has vowed to expand its operations to Russia, Europe, and Central and Southeast Asia. He expressed his concern that these IS-trained jihadists will conduct terrorist attacks in their home countries and that the violence in Afghanistan will spread to central Asia. He reiterated that Russia will help Taijikistan ensure its national security, in the wake of recent gunfire that killed 20 people there. 

 

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