Russia and US May Form Joint Committee to Combat Terrorism

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Russia and the US could potentially form a joint committee to combat international terrorism, according to Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.

“We agreed that such meetings [between representatives of the US Congress and Russian members of parliament] will be regular and not only during the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly,” Slutsky said at a press conference. “We will try to create, perhaps, a working group on combatting international terrorism.”

The meeting of the Russian and US delegations took place on Feb. 23 in the framework of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna.