Russia looks to step up security cooperation with Singapore

Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev  at the Pentagon May 21, 2013.

Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev at the Pentagon May 21, 2013.

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Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev is visiting the city on March 14.

Continuing with Russia’s outreach in the ASEAN region, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev will hold talks on regional and international security with Singapore’s top brass, Sputnik News reported.

Patrushev will also visit Vietnam on his 2-day Southeast Asian trip.

The former head of the Russian Federal Security Service visited Thailand and Indonesia in February for talks on security cooperation.

Russia and ASEAN are likely to draft a security cooperation agreement when they hold their 20th anniversary summit in Sochi in May.

Read more: Russia-ASEAN relationship needs more substance

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