The CIS Council of Foreign Ministers confirms further expansion of cooperation within the Commonwealth

ASHGABAT, October 10, 2019 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi took part in the regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Commonwealth of Independent States held in the capital of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is chairing the Commonwealth this year.

Within the framework of this event, the heads of foreign affairs agencies discussed a wide range of issues on the international and regional agenda, prospects for further development of cooperation within the Commonwealth, agreed on a number of decisions that will further strengthen the interaction of the participating states. In particular, the draft Protocol on amendments to the Agreement on Cooperation in Combating the Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors of 30 November 2000 submitted for consideration by the meeting of the Council of the CIS Heads of Government was approved.

As a result of the meeting, an Action Program for Enhancing Partnership between the CIS Foreign Ministries was adopted, and the draft Address of the Heads of States to the People of the Commonwealth and the global community on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was approved.

The second meeting of foreign ministers of the Central Asian countries and Russia was held within the margins of the CIS CFM, where issues of interaction within the framework of regional and international organizations were discussed.

The chairmanship of the Commonwealth has passed to the Republic of Uzbekistan. The next meeting of the Council of the CIS Foreign Ministers will be held on April 3, 2020 in Kazakhstan.

On the same day, Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi held talks with Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Raşit Meredow.

Parties discussed the prospects for strengthening bilateral relations. The main focus was on expanding interaction in trade, economics and transport. Ministers also noted the need for further promotion of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

The foreign ministers aso exchanged their views on pressing issues of the regional and international agenda.


Created at : 10.10.2019, 20:10, Updated at : 10.10.2019, 20:10