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14 October 2021, 09:36

CIS Foreign Ministers Council in session in Minsk

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MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – A session of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council is underway in Minsk on 14 October, BelTA has learned.

The event is taking place in the President Hotel. The foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States will hold a meeting in a narrow format and in an expanded format. They are expected to exchange views on topical issues of the international agenda and interaction in the CIS.

Several documents were submitted for consideration to the foreign ministers. They include a draft regulation on the International Association (Commission) of Historians and Archivists of the CIS member states, a joint statement on strengthening the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, a schedule of the CIS multi-level ministerial consultations in 2022, the decision to create a basic organization to study terrorism and other manifestations of extremism, as well as guidelines for drafting international treaties, and others.

A session of the CIS Heads of State Council will be held online on 15 October. The summit will be chaired by Belarus and is expected to adopt a number of documents: a statement on the 30th anniversary of the CIS, a statement on cooperation in the field of biological security and migration.

Two more documents related to cooperation in the field of security are to be signed. This is an agreement on combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as a decision to appoint the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center.

In addition, there are plans to approve an agreement on the formation of the Council of Presidents of Supreme (Higher) Courts and to declare the city of Comrat (Moldova) the CIS Capital of Culture in 2023.

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