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Heads of CIS States intend to step up fight against terrorism

Heads of CIS countries intend to step up the fight against terrorism. This was announced at the CIS summit, which ended in Kazakhstan.

The meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State was held entirely behind the closed doors. More than an hour and a half, the presidents discussed issues of security and countering terrorism and extremism, the future work plan of the organization and celebration of its 25th anniversary. A total of 17 issues were listed on the agenda.

Following the discussion, the Presidents signed several documents. Among them is the statement of the Heads of State on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the UN and on the fight against international terrorism. CIS countries approved an address in connection with the 30th   anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. They approved the program of cooperation in strengthening border security on the external borders for 2016-2020, the concept of military cooperation till 2020, agreements on the establishment and work of the joint investigative teams on the territory of CIS countries, agreement on cooperation in the field of emergency situations prevention and elimination and other documents.

"The meeting of the council was very fruitful. This is evidenced by the fact that the Presidents talked in a narrow format for a long period of time. According to the CIS Heads of State, the UN Security Council should become more representative and effective to meet the demands of the modern world. The CIS countries are ready to cooperate constructively with UN agencies in the fight against terrorism. The meeting provided information on legal support of the integration process," the Chairman of CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev commented on the results of the meeting.