The agenda of the two-day Meeting includes problems of transport security and combating terrorism funding.
The Meeting was addressed by Nikolay Patrushev, Director of the Russian Federal Security Service. He noted that currently international terrorist organizations develop new sophisticated forms of terror by using up-to-date high technologies.
According to RIA Novosti, the Director of the Russian Security Service said: “Today terrorists ignoring international borders and human morality develop new sophisticated forms of terror by using up-to-date high technologies".
The Director emphasized that the religious extremism and national separatism may become detonators to territorial rearrangement in various regions of the world.
"Today, terrorist hazard worldwide is heightening, and it is possible to predict further increase of its scale. This increase is stimulated by such important factors as the religious extremism and national separatism that endanger the actual international security system”, he claimed.
In the opinion of Nikolay Patrushev, such developments confirm the need to combine efforts of security services worldwide “both in multilateral and in bilateral formats”.
The Director of the Russian Security Service confirmed earlier aired information that during the presidential election in Russia the Federal Security Service prevented acts of terror. According to Patrushev, it has been done “due to early warning and comprehensive preventive measures”.
He also claimed that the Russian special services have information on terrorist hazard to vital industrial and transport facilities.
"The analysis of received data shows that terrorist efforts are targeted more and more often against potentially hazardous and vital facilities of the economy, transport and its infrastructure”, Patrushev said.
In general, according to Patrushev, the special services provided for two-fold annual reduction trend in the number of acts of terror in Russia.
"We have succeeded in decreasing the level of terrorist hazard – acts of terror annually reduce more than two-fold”, Patrushev claimed. According to him, there were 256 acts of terror in 2005, 112 in 2006 and 48 in 2007. This year there were no acts of terror (Vesti reports).