Iran and Russia sign agreement to coordinate security


Xinhua

22 January 2013

 

Tehran – Iran and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Tuesday to increase security cooperation between the two countries, Press TV reported.

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar and visiting Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev signed the MoU during a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.

Kolokoltsev arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday for a two- day official visit upon the invitation of the Iranian interior minister.

Mohammad-Najjar was quoted as saying that “Signing the security MoU is a cornerstone in the expansion of cooperation between the two countries.”

“Training police forces and providing security in the region were among the main issues of the talks,” Mohammad-Najjar said, adding that various other issues such as the Caspian Sea, fighting organized crimes as well as human and drug trafficking were also discussed in the meeting.

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