MINSK, 2 June (BelTA) - Ministerial consultations on arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation took place at the CIS headquarters in Minsk on 1 June, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the CIS Executive Committee. The consultations were held in a constructive and interested atmosphere. There was a detailed exchange of opinions on a wide range of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation issues, including nuclear disarmament, prevention of an arms race in outer space, cooperation with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, biological security, the OSCE politico-military dimension and conventional arms control in Europe.
The consultations helped the participants outline the ways for further development of cooperation between the CIS member states in arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation.