MINSK, 21 July (BelTA) – The CIS headquarters hosted a meeting of the expert group to discuss the draft plan of multi-level ministerial consultations of the Commonwealth of Independent States for 2023, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
The videoconferencing meeting was attended by representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the CIS Executive Committee.
Having considered and discussed the amendments to the draft plan submitted by the member states, the experts approved the document. It was decided to submit it in accordance with the established procedure to the CIS Foreign Ministers Council.
The draft plan traditionally includes topics related to the coordination of the positions of the CIS states in the UN, interaction with other international organizations. It is planned to hold consultations on countering new challenges and threats, ensuring international information security, arms control and disarmament issues, media interaction and foreign policy planning.
Plans are in place to hold a number of meeting as part of the CIS ministerial consultations: meetings of the Advisory Council of Heads of MFA Consular Services, the Advisory Committee of Heads of MFA Legal Services and the Joint Advisory Commission on Disarmament Issues.