Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan hosted the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Thursday. Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev participated at the meeting chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov.
Foreign ministers adopted the Program of Actions for Enhancing Partnership between the Foreign Ministries of the CIS states.
They also coordinated the documents that will be presented on October 11 to be signed at the CIS Council of Heads of State. Among them are the Main Spheres of the Development of Radio Navigation for 2019-2024; the document on the implementation of the provisions of the Free Trade Zone Agreement; the document on preparation for carrying out population census in 2020; the document on the implementation of the program for the restoration of territories of countries affected by uranium mining; the document on the allocation of appropriations for the creation and development of a joint air defense system.
The ministers also approved the decision on the CIS Games. This document will be submitted to the CIS heads of government for approval.
The next meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will take place on April 3, 2020, in Kazakhstan.
Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev held a briefing for journalists following the results of the meeting.