Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden held dialogues with the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, the Sides discussed issues of international security, the battle with grouping "Islamic state" (IG) and the situation in Ukraine, said the White house on the results of the meeting in Rome of the meeting.
"The Vice President thanked the Prime Minister, Renzi for Italy's contribution to international security, as well as among them in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Mediterranean basin. The leaders discussed common efforts to battle Islamic state, cooperation in the battle against crime and efforts to counter extremism ", " - said in the report.
regarding Ukraine, the Vice-President of the USA and Prime Minister of Italy " has agreed about the necessity of full implementation of the Minsk agreements," ", - informs the White house. The parties also discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation, and energy security challenges.
Terrorist group "Islamic state" is currently one of the major threats to global security. In 3 years, terrorists have managed to capture significant territory in Iraq and Syria. In addition, they are trying to extend their influence in North African States, for example in Libya. According to various estimates, ISIS controlled the district reaches 90 thousand square kilometers - the terrorists have announced the creation of a so-called "Caliphate" with its own laws and authorities. Information on the number of extremist organizations also vary - from 50 thousand to 200 thousand terrorists.