FSB director flies to U.S. to attend anti-extremism summit

The director of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, who also chairs the National Anti-terrorist Committee (NAK), has travelled to Washington to attend a summit on countering violent extremism as the head of a Russian inter-agency delegation at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 "Bortnikov will inform forum attendees about the national anti-extremism system used in Russia and emphasize the importance of the government's central role in countering the terrorist ideology," an FSB spokesperson told Interfax on Wednesday.

The summit, organized by the U.S. Department of State under the aegis of President Barack Obama, has gathered high-ranking government security officials from over 60 countries, the spokesperson said.

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