Issues relating to cooperation between defense and security agencies were discussed in a meeting between Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and the heads of the delegations of Indonesia and South Africa, who have come to Russia to attend an international conference on security issues.
"Various aspects of international security were discussed in a meeting between Nikolai Patrushev and Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Edhy Purdijatno," the Russian Security Council press service told Interfax.
"The sides exchanged opinions on the situation in Asia and the Pacific, as well as issues relating to bilateral cooperation between defense and security agencies, interaction in the sphere of dealing with aftermaths of emergency situations, and drug trafficking prevention," the Russian Security Council said.
Patrushev and Purdijatno signed a memorandum of mutual understanding between the Russian Security Council and the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs.
Patrushev also met with South African State Security Minister David Mahlobo. "The meeting addressed issues relating to Russian-South African interaction in the sphere of counterterrorism, and also issues relating to increasing the effectiveness of cooperation between the special services,\" the Russian Security Council said.
The international delegations have arrived in Russia to attend a meeting between high-ranking representatives in charge of security issues, which is held in Ulan-Ude on June 24-25. Delegations from over sixty countries of the world are expected to attend.
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