Russian Security Council head arrives in Vietnam to discuss security issues

Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday as part of his two-day Southeast Asia trip, the Council’s press service said.

Patrushev will hold expert consultations on regional and international security, the senior Russian security official’s spokesman, Yevgeny Anoshin, told RIA Novosti.

On Monday, Patrushev visited Singapore, where he held talks on Russia-Singapore cooperation in maritime security, anti-terrorism, military and technical fields, as well as the prospects of bilateral cooperation in the Arctic.

The Security Council, chaired by the Russian president, drafts policy proposals on defending Russia's vital interests of individuals and the state against internal or external threats.

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