Meeting of CIS defense ministers' council to focus over 20 issues: secretary general

Azerbaijan Materials 2 June 2009 17:51 (UTC +04:00)
Meeting of CIS defense ministers' council to focus over 20 issues: secretary general

The 56th meeting of the CIS Defense Ministers' Council will focus on over 20 issues regarding various areas of cooperation among defense administrations, Tajik Khovar news agency quoted CIS Secretary General Sergey Lebedev as saying.

"Multilateral military cooperation remains one of the most important and dynamic framework to strengthen security against new threats and challenges and to improve CIS further", Lebedev said.

A regular meeting of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers will be held on June 3 in Moscow.

He said as a first step the defense ministers will determine the conceptual approaches to the development of military cooperation among CIS countries till 2015 and will approve plan of joint activities of CIS armed forces in 2010. "The Council of Defense Ministers will specify the dates and events of the second phase of a joint communication system, discuss implementation of plan for a unified geographic information system for military purposes, approve the Regulations on informational provision of meteorological information services, adopt a decision on military science accompanied by the development and use of technical and legal and methodological basis of shared system of metrological support," he said.

He said the defense ministers will analyze security of flights in armed forces and will adopt a decision to create package of application software which ensures functioning of a single information and analytical system of security of flights and reliability of military aeronautical engineering of the CIS.

During the meeting the concept of joint exercises of the Air Forcse and Air Defense Forces "Combat Commonwealth - 2009" will be approved and a decision will be adopted to establish Coordination Center for modernization of weapons and military equipment, repairs, delivery of spare parts and exchange of information," Lebedev said.
"In general, the forthcoming meeting and the matters to be considered confirm the importance and complexity of the military cooperation between CIS countries and its relevance in the commonwealth format," he said.

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