“We are grateful to Turkmenistan for the wonderful organization of the work of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, addressing the mass media representatives.
“Today, we have completed the process of approving a very important document that was initiated by President of Turkmenistan Mr. Gurbanguly Myalikgulyyevich Berdimuhamedov. I am talking about enhancing partnership in the foreign-policy sphere between the CIS member states.
“This is a very important document that lays the vectors for further work in international organizations and other platforms, including regional structures such as OSCE, and this is very useful. Second, the project of the Appeal to the people of the world with regard to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War was adopted. It was agreed to promote the relevant memorable events in frames of the UN and OSCE.
“The new for our CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs document – as suggested by the Russian Federation it was adopted the declaration of ministers on the Prevention of Militarisation of Outer Space. There are a lot of warning signs that some states have plans in this area. This is crucial to draw attention to them and agree on the conditions for the non-placement of weapons in space.
“The draft strategy for cooperation in the sphere of international information security and the documents on strengthening military cooperation, including the establishment of a joint unit for humanitarian demining and the formation of joint communication systems were adopted. I’m sure that the heads of states will make important strategic decisions aimed at deepening and strengthening the CIS”, emphasized the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs holds session in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat.
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs is an executive body of the CIS that coordinates the foreign-policy activities of the CIS member states based on the decisions, taken by the Council of the Heads of States, the Council of the Heads of Government, as well as holds consultations on the world policy issues.
The agenda of the Ashgabat meeting includes the draft documents, which are aimed at enhancing cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, ensuring security and other areas.
CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs started its meeting in a narrow format. The ministers will have to adopt the Programme of Actions for enhancing partnership between the foreign-policy ministries of the CIS member states, coordinate the documents that will be submitted to the Council of CIS Council of the Heads of States for signing on October 11. Among them is a draft Appeal of the heads of CIS member states to the peoples of the Commonwealth and the world community in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
On October 10, 2019, the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan E.Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Z.Mnatsakanyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus V.Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan M.Tleuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ch.Aydarbekov, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova T.Molcean, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan S.Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Kamilov, as well as the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary S.N. Lebedev participated to the Session.
In the beginning, the talks were held in narrow format, during which the participants exchanged views on key components of the international agenda, as well as the vital aspects of cooperation on the CIS space. The parties noted the success of Turkmenistan’s Chairmanship in the CIS in present year and underlined the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aimed at the development of political-diplomatic dialogue with involvement of authoritative international structures.
Then, the session continued in wide format. During the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of cooperation in political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The collaboration between the external policy agencies of the CIS participating states, provision of security and stability were considered specifically. The parties agreed that only by coordinated actions it is possible to attain political and economic integration and address the contemporary challenges in timely manner.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS countries were also invited to participate to the events on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Neutrality of Turkmenistan which will be held in December of 2020 in Ashgabat.
According to the outcomes of the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states, the following resolutions were adopted: “On the Action Programme for Activating Partnership between the external policy agencies of the Commonwealth participating states,” “On the draft of the Address of the Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States participating countries to the People of the Nations of the Commonwealth and World Community on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Soviet People’s Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War,” “On holding the next Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states” and “On holding the Games in the CIS countries.”
Then Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov and the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary S.N. Lebedev held the press conference. It was noted that the Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the CIS participating states was held in open and constructive manner with effective results.