Russian Defense Minister elected as CIS Defense Ministers Council Chairman
Russian Defense Minister, Army Gen. Sergei Shoigu has today been elected as Chairman of the CIS Defense Ministers' Council. This decision was taken at the 63rd meeting, which is underway in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Safar Abiyev porposed Shoigu's candidacy, and it was supported by other ministers - the meeting participants.
Spokesman of the organization, Lieutenant General Alexander Sinaisky announced about Shoigu's appointment as the Chairman of the CIS Defense Ministers' Council.
Chairman of the CIS Defense Ministers' Council is elected for three-year terms.