U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2019
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will participate in a U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Dialogue on September 9, 2019, in Vienna, Austria. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for counterterrorism, Oleg Vladimirovich Syromolotov, will attend on behalf of his government.
Despite ongoing concerns with Russia’s destabilizing activity, the United States seeks to use this dialogue as a platform to facilitate the sharing of information that can protect the United States, its people, and its interests – and those of our partners and allies – against terrorist attacks. We hope and expect the Russian government will come to the meeting with the same serious commitment to protect the world from dangerous terrorist groups like ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and Hizballah.
In addition to discussing the reciprocal exchange of information, the Deputy Secretary plans to address a number of pressing issues, to include terrorist designations at the United Nations, foreign terrorist fighters, terrorist financing, aviation security, and the threat of international terrorism.