OTTAWA — The Canadian government hosted talks with counter-terrorism officials from Russia this week despite persistent tensions between the two countries.
The discussions were held Thursday in Ottawa, the first such meeting in years after Canada suspended much of its contact with the Russian government because of the latter country’s actions in Ukraine.
Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman Natasha Nystrom described the meeting as “an exchange of perspectives” between senior counter-terrorism officials from both countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the fight against terrorism a priority for his country, which saw 16 people killed when a suicide bomber struck the St. Petersburg subway …read more
Source: National Newswatch