MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) - The expert group of the CIS member states has agreed on a draft plan of multi-level ministerial consultations within the CIS for 2022. The document will be submitted to the CIS Foreign Ministers Council in due course, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
Representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the CIS Executive Committee took part in the session of the expert group which was held via video conference on 28 July.
The draft plan traditionally includes issues related to the coordination of the CIS states' positions at the UN and interaction with other international organizations. Plans are in place to hold consultations on countering new challenges and threats, international information security, arms control and disarmament, interaction in the information sector, foreign policy planning, and other topics.
Meetings of the CIS Consultative Council of the Heads of Consular Services of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the CIS Consultative Committee of the Heads of Legal Services of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the Joint Consultative Commission on Disarmament Issues are also planned as part of ministerial consultations.