Counterterrorism Leaders Meet in New York
Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Daniel Benjamin, and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime, Aleksandr Zmeyevskiy, met in New York on February 22 to discuss U.S.-Russia counterterrorism cooperation. Ambassadors Benjamin and Zmeyevskiy, co-chairs of the U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group, discussed multilateral counterterrorism cooperation, including in the Global Counterterrorism Forum; countering violent extremism; countering terrorist threats to the tourism industry; terrorist designations; and preparations for the Sochi Olympics, among other issues. The principals will meet again in the coming months.
Counterterrorism Working Group Meeting
May 25-27, 2010 a Russian Delegation led by Ambassador Safonov visited Washington D.C. for a working group meeting. In addition to chairing a plenary session with his U.S. counterpart Ambassador Benjamin, Ambassador Safonov spoke at a forum on U.S.-Russia counterterrorism cooperation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Audio»
Members of his delegation also went on site visits to the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority to watch a Counterterrorism Exercise, and the Transportation Security Administration Operations Center in Herndon, Virginia, to share best practices for joint coordination and response to terrorist and transportation security threats and incidents. Photos»