“I am very glad there is quite a senior delegation arriving today from Moscow to participate in the President’s [Barack Obama’s] violent extremism summit,” Gottemoeller said at a nuclear deterrence summit in Washington, DC. “I think it’s a good example of our mutual interests, once again.”
The threat posed by violent extremism is a general challenge, she noted. “I am welcoming the fact that we are working with Moscow along with many other countries arriving in town.”
The Countering Violent Extremism Summit began on Tuesday and includes ministerial-level participation from approximately 60 nations around the globe to address the spread of violent extremism and radicalization.
The White House declined to pre-release a list of nations attending the conference ahead of the meetings that began on Tuesday, according to the White House.