CIS leaders adopt military cooperation concept until 2020

A statement on combating international terrorism has been adopted as well.

 Leaders of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have adopted a statement on combating international terrorism and a military cooperation concept until 2020 at the summit in Kazakhstan.

These two documents were signed among 14 others during the meeting of the Council of the CIS heads of state in a broader format.

The sides approved a decision to set up a group of frontier and other agencies for resolving the crises on the external borders and also a program of cooperation for strengthening security on the external borders for 2016-2020.

Several other documents focus on the cooperation in the law enforcement sphere. An agreement on cooperation in the sphere of preventing and eliminating emergency situations was also signed.

The leaders have approved candidates for the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center and the chair of the coordination committee for air defence of the Council of CIS defence ministers.

The next meeting of the Council of CIS heads of state is due to take place in September 2016 in Kyrgyzstan, which will take over the presidency of the CIS from Kazakhstan.

First published by TASS.

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