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Russia, Indonesia to Improve Anti-Terrorist Cooperation

09.08.2017 17:26

Moscow and Jakarta have agreed to increase contacts between their secret services in the fight against the Islamic State terror group (IS, outlawed in Russia), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"We confirmed that our countries have similar or close positions on the majority of global and regional issues", the Russian foreign minister pointed out.

Lavrov also said that at the meeting, the parties had discussed "military and technical issues of mutual interest". He noted that there was a joint Russian-Indonesian commission on military cooperation.

"We are interested in supporting Indonesia’s ability to counter any threats, today, we have talked a lot about the threat of terrorism, which we all have been facing", the Russian foreign minister added.

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Wahid Supriyadi earlier told that the two countries were close to reaching contract concerning the delivery of the Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft to Indonesia.