CIS presidents to consider military cooperation concept
A draft concept on CIS military cooperation running up until 2015 will be discussed at a regular meeting of the Council of CIS Member Countries in Moscow on Dec. 10.
The draft's nine sections contain provisions that constitute a system of coordinated views to develop military cooperation on a multilateral basis, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told Ukrinform in Russia.
"The main purpose is to expand military cooperation by developing a partnership in areas of mutual interest to strengthen national and joint security," he said.
Moreover, CIS presidents will consider an action plan on implementing a coordinated border policy concept covering 2011-2015. The document contains six sections and includes activities in the information, scientific, human and financial maintenance fields.
Plans also include developing and implementing an automated information exchange system for the CIS Council of Border Troops Commanders.
The action plans aims to further develop and improve cooperation mechanisms, while protecting the foreign borders and economic zones of CIS countries.
Nearly 20 drafts will be considered at the meeting.
"They aim to enhance the integration processes in the economic, humanitarian and security spheres," Lebedev said.