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CIS Heads of State Council decide on separation of powers with Heads of Government Council

Politics 11.10.2017 | 16:03

SOCHI, 11 October (BelTA) – The CIS Heads of State Council adopted a decision to separate the authorities with the CIS Heads of Government Council at the summit in Sochi, BelTA has learned.

The presidents will now be in charge of determining the strategy and areas of further development of the CIS, the cooperation in the defense policy, the protection of the external borders, crime prevention, counteraction to terrorism and other challenges and threats.

The CIS leaders will be able to delegate their powers to the heads of government, ministers of foreign affairs and the CIS Economic Council, defense ministers, commanders of the border troops.

In this respect new provisions were approved on the CIS Foreign Ministers Council, the CIS Economic Council, and the CIS Defense Ministers Council.

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