According to a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) spokesperson, the conference is focused on crafting joint measures to counter international terrorism. The leaders of law enforcement agencies will also discuss how proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) should be countered, terrorist cash flows severed and databases on those involved in terrorism established.
"Despite the recent steps by the antiterrorist coalition, international terrorism remains a credible threat to security of both individual countries and whole regions," the FSB spokesperson said, adding Russia had called for holding the conference since it believes that only pooling the efforts will result in effective measures to counter terrorism.
The conference scheduled for two days is attended by 75 delegations from 50 countries, including people from CIA, FBI and MOSSAD.
The previous international conference of law enforcement agency leadership took place in the Russian city of Sochi in May 2004.