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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Janet Reno in Moscow for G-8 Law Enforcement Conference




U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno conferred with four top Russian security officials in meetings before a law-enforcement conference opens here this week, Interfax reported Monday.


Reno met with acting Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov, Justice Minister Yury Chaika and Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo.


She and Federal Security Service director Nikolai Patrushev also signed a memorandum aimed at increasing Russian-U.S. cooperation in fighting drug-trafficking, Itar-Tass reported.


Police and legal authorities from the world's seven leading industrialized nations and Russia will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Moscow to hash out strategies on fighting international terrorism and narcotics trading, among other issues.


Reno also talked about current cases with her Russian colleagues, but the report did not specify which cases.


Reno and the Russian officials also discussed a treaty allowing Americans who have been convicted of a crime in Russia to serve their sentences in the United States.


Interior Minister Rushailo also met with French Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement, Interfax reported. He gave Chevenement a list of 1,000 people on Russian wanted lists, all from the turbulent North Caucasus region.


The report said the list includes suspects wanted for the apartment explosions in Moscow and other cities last month that killed 300 people.


French and Russian officials also signed an agreement to help coordinate civil defense in emergency situations, Itar-Tass reported.