Russia's recently appointed envoy to Argentina has submitted a plan designed to combat terrorism in Latin America, warning of foreign plots against the region.

Moscow's new ambassador to Buenos Aires Dmitry Feoktistov held a news conference Thursday shortly after presenting his credentials to the Argentine government, discussing his country's strategy in the country and Latin America. During his remarks, he said that Russian officials "have information indicating that terrorists probably consider using Latin America for their criminal goals. Among other things, this includes the creation of bases for recreation and treatment of foreign terrorists, collection of funds, recruitment and propaganda," according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.

He also said that Argentine authorities were aware of these developments and had agreed to cooperate with their Russian counterparts in thwarting such conspiracies. "In this respect, I submitted to Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie on Monday a draft intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the fight against terrorism, prepared by Russia," he said.

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