Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec. 5 /Trend H. Hasanov/
Ashgabat summit of the CIS Heads of States adopts Declaration on Cooperation, the official Turkmen source said.
The document was developed on the initiative of Turkmenistan, which presided in 2012.
The text says that "the creation of the CIS was caused by objective necessity in preserving traditional humanitarian, economic and other links in the historical conditions associated with the formation of new independent states, which, in turn, determined the viability of the Commonwealth as an influential regional organization."
It also indicates that the Commonwealth proved its relevance, acting as a political platform for the consideration and resolution of issue of political, economic, humanitarian and other cooperation by international legal means.
"We are ready to further strengthen the role of the Commonwealth in the formation of regional and inter-regional relations, the establishment of a viable and effective cooperation mechanism that meets the requirements of modernity," senior participants of the summit said.
They noted that efforts of the CIS to strengthen comprehensive security and stability are evident, and they are willing to consider it as an important tool in the prevention, and settlement of conflicts.
"We consider it necessary to build the capacity of the CIS in the use of preventive diplomacy and confidence-building measures."
The Declaration stressed that organized crime, terrorism, illegal drugs and psychotropic substances traffic are a serious threat to the security of CIS states.
"We declare our intention to fight against these threats," the document said.