CIS foreign ministers’ meeting expected to take place in Moscow next week

31/03/2016 15:20
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DUSHANBE, March 31, 2016, Asia-Plus – Foreign ministers from the CIS member nations will gather in Moscow on April 8 to discuss cooperation.

According to the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS foreign ministers will discuss the progress of implementation of the plan of inter-MFA consultations for 2015 and draw up the plan of inter-MFA consultations for 2016.

They will also discuss a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of exchange of geospatial information as well as a number of other documents regulating cooperation in the field of health care.

CIS foreign ministers will also discuss issues related to creation of basic organizations for military metrology and training of demining specialists for the armed forces of the CIS member nations, as well as work with youth and development of youth entrepreneurship.

The meeting participants will also discuss documents regulating organization of an international exhibition, ART EXPO, and implementation of the interstate program, Cultural Capitals of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The Council of Foreign Minister of the CIS Member Nations is the main executive body ensuring cooperation in the field of foreign policy activities of the CIS member states on the matters of mutual interest, adopting decisions during the period between the meetings of the Council of the CIS Heads of State, the Council of the CIS Heads of Government and by their orders.  The first session of the Council took place in August 1993.

Established on December 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization.  It now consists of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.  Georgia pulled out of the organization in 2009.


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