Russia's Putin calls for international coalition against terrorism, extremism

By REUTERS
September 4, 2015 06:53

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday to establish an international coalition on extremism, saying he had talked with US President Barack Obama about the initiative.

Putin told journalists on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum that he had also been in talks about such a coalition with the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and others.

"We really want to create some kind of an international coalition to fight terrorism and extremism," Putin said. "To this end, we hold consultations with our American partners - I have personally spoken on the issue with US President Obama."

Separately, Putin said the recent migrant crisis in Europe had been expected.


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