Russia's Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev met with President Michel Temer to discuss international security actions for the 2018 World Cup.
According to the Planalto press office, Temer and Patrushev discussed issues of cooperation regarding the World Cup and intelligence actions in the fight against cross-border crime.
In an expanded meeting between the delegations of the two countries in the area of security, also attended the Minister of the Institutional Security Office (GSI) of the Presidency of the Republic, General Sérgio Etchegoyen, Justice Minister Torquato Jardim, and the new director general of Federal Police, Fernando Segovia.
According to Etchegoyen, Brazil and Russia have common challenges in terms of security due to the extension of territory and border regions.
"We do not live the anguish of sharing borders with nations that are challenged by terrorism, but we have to keep constant vigilance against organized crime, especially drug trafficking," said Etchegoyen.
Nikolau Patrushev, for his part, stated that "the positions of the two countries from the point of view of the global agenda coincide or are very close."