MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have repeatedly called for creating a global anti-terrorist coalition putting differences aside.
"We will again and again call for the unification of the military community in the fight against terrorism," the Russian defense minister said.
"I consider it extremely important to exchange experience in the fight against terrorism," Shoigu said at talks with his counterpart from Niger at the Army 2017 forum that kicked off near Moscow earlier in the day.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Putin's idea has been gaining more supporters.
The US-led coalition of 68 nations is conducting airstrikes against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.
Meanwhile, Russia started its aerial campaign against terrorists in Syria in 2015 at the request of the Syrian president.