Commonwealth, U.S. Attorneys-General discuss counter-terrorism in Sydney

16:14, July 15, 2011      

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Commonwealth and U.S. attorneys- general have met in Sydney to discuss counter-terrorism, cyber crime and other common national security issues, local media reported on Friday.

The Australian, U.S., UK, New Zealand and Canadian attorneys- general described the two-day conference in Sydney as successful and productive, according to Australian Associated Press (AAP).

The meeting, which ends on Friday, was the third Quintet Meeting of Attorneys-General.

At the conference, further international co-operation in tackling violent extremism, future extradition policies, sentencing and intelligence gathering were among the topics that had been discussed.

"This is a very appropriate forum and has achieved already some significant results," Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland told reporters on Friday.

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