Naryshkin offers Pompeo to restart cooperation between intelligence services at higher level

Naryshkin offers Pompeo to restart cooperation between intelligence services at higher level

At talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin said he wanted to see restart of contacts between the intelligence agencies of the two countries and a higher level of cooperation between them.

"In a very brief ‘on the go’ conversation after the main talks with Mr. Pompeo, I expressed my impressions and a wish that we restart contacts and cooperation at a higher level," Naryshkin said when asked whether cooperation between the intelligence agencies had been discussed at their talks yesterday.

"Against the background of a growing political conflict inside the US and with the arrival of [CIA’s new chief] Gina Haspel, it’s not that these contacts have stopped," TASS cited him as saying.

Naryshkin added that Moscow and Washington continue exchanging time-sensitive information, especially on fight against international terrorism - but "they have decreased somehow."

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