CIS Council of Border Troops Commanders meets in Armenia
( Itar-Tass ) - The 57th meeting of the CIS Council of the Border Troops Commanders, which opened in the Armenian mountain resort of Tsakhkadroz on Thursday, will consider the situation on the CIS external borders and topical problems of cooperation of the CIS border departments.
The meeting is chaired by first deputy director of the Russian Security Service, head of the Russian Border Service General of the Army Vladimir Pronichev. Delegations of the border departments of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, as well as cooperating bodies of the CIS and other international organizations.
The Council will discuss the pace of preparations of joint special border operations and preventive operations in the current year. They are aimed to oppose the penetration of weapons, ammunition, drugs and illegal migration, stop poaching activities and protect sea bio-resources in the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas through the CIS borders from the territory of Afghanistan.
The forum participants will consider a draft agreement on cooperation in opposing the forgery of documents giving the right to cross the state border. They will hear information on the beginning of interaction of the Coordination Service of the Council of Commanders with the Agency for issues of direction of operational cooperation on the external borders of the European Union and the Executive Committee of the Regional Antiterrorist Agency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The Council of Commanders was created according to a decision of the Council of CIS Heads of State on July 6, 1992. This is a CIS collective body on issues of coordination, guarding of external borders and economic zones of the Commonwealth.