MOSCOW, February 28. Russia is interested to develop cooperation with Algeria in the field of combating terrorism, combating this threat requires joint efforts of the international community and the rejection of “double standards”. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Algerian newspaper L Expression.
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“Terrorism is a global threat, which has now moved into the category of key priorities in the field of international security. As noted by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his speech at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, ISIS (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” – approx.TASS) and similar extremists for their bloody crimes defile the greatest world religion, Islam, distort its true values”, – said Lavrov.
“A series of bloody terrorist attacks not only became a demonstration of the barbaric nature of the ideology and practice of so-called “Islamic state”, but also clearly showed that in today’s interdependent world, the desire to create a separate “oasis of security”, fenced off from the adjacent turbulent regions is not feasible”, – said the Minister.
The head of Russian diplomacy convinced: “to Effectively counter terrorism is possible only together, on a solid basis of international law with the Central coordinating role of the UN, without “double standards”. “Today, we must put aside ambitions and differences and with no linkages and no preconditions to unite for the defeat of ISIL and other extremist groups, defied the human civilization, – said the Minister. – This is the main point of the initiative of Vladimir Putin on the formation of a broad anti-terrorist front”. “Of course, complex and comprehensive efforts must energetically connect civil society”, – said Lavrov.
“Our state knows about terrorist aggression, accumulated a large experience in this direction, – noted the head of the Russian dipvedomstva. – Positive cooperation in these matters has been established between relevant agencies of Russia and Algeria”.
He recalled that under the auspices of the ministries of foreign Affairs operates a bilateral interagency working group on combating terrorism and organized crime, fifth session of which was held in Algiers in February 2013. “Aimed at further development of cooperation in this sphere, – said Lavrov. – I am convinced that our work with our Algerian partners work on the antiterrorist track aims to make a useful contribution to the overall efforts of the international community.”
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).