MOSCOW, 30 September (BelTA) – Special services of the CIS countries plan to intensify cooperation to ensure security in the CIS states, the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service told BelTA following the 18th Meeting of the Heads of Security Agencies and Intelligence Services of the CIS Member States that took place in Moscow on 30 September.
“The memorandum adopted at the meeting documented the intention of the partner special services to expand the forms and areas of cooperation, as well as to strengthen interaction to ensure security in the CIS member states,” the press bureau noted.
“The meeting took stock of interaction over the period since the previous meeting, discussed topical issues of cooperation in ensuring security and stability in the Commonwealth countries amidst the West's aggressive plans to maintain global leadership in line with the concept that relies on the unipolar world order led by the United States, which is unacceptable to the international community. The heads of special services noted that the plain violation by the United States and its allies of international law, interstate treaties and agreements can undermine the existing security architecture and significantly increase the risk of conflicts in certain regions. It was noted that it is important to keep intensifying multifaceted and practical interaction between the special services of the CIS states,” the press bureau informed.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin addressed the heads of the special services of the Commonwealth countries via videoconference. Vladimir Putin noted that strengthening of stability and security in the CIS remains an invariable priority. He called for consolidating the efforts of the special services to counter external challenges and threats posing a risk to vital interests of the Commonwealth countries.