MURMANSK, (Sputnik) — Norway and Denmark must join efforts in the fight against terrorism following last week's terror attacks in Copenhagen, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende told Norwegian News Agency (NTB).
The announcement follows the deadly shootings in Denmark's capital Copenhagen last weekend. According to local media reports, at least two people were killed and five others were wounded in the armed attack on a synagogue and a cafe in Copenhagen. As a result of a massive manhunt across the country, a gunman, identified as 22-year-old Omar Abdel El-Hussein, was shot dead on Sunday. Two alleged accomplices were reportedly arrested upon the court's ruling.
"There is no doubt about it [necessity of counter-terrorism cooperation]. It also concerns the exchange of data between intelligence services and information on foreign mercenaries. We should also exchange experience on policy of [migrants'] integration," Brende said in an interview to NTB Monday.
He also stressed that the integration process of immigrants does not go very smoothly.
"However, this cannot justify the terrible events that happened in Copenhagen," Brende emphasized.
On Monday, the Norwegian Foreign Minister visited one of the shooting sites — the synagogue in the Danish capital. Tens of thousands of people came to the synagogue and the cafe to commemorate the victims.