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Lavrov to attend CIS ministerial meeting

September 02, 2011, 6:30 UTC+3

The ministerial meeting precedes a CIS summit scheduled on Saturday

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DUSHANBE, September 2 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate in a CIS ministerial meeting on Friday which will discuss 17 issues.

Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said “the ministers will discuss vital issues in the development of multilateral cooperation on the CIS space and will exchange opinions on further interaction avenues in the CIS framework, including harmonization of integration processes in the region.”

As for security issues, Lukashevich said the ministers will discuss several documents which “have to give an additional impulse to the development of collective interaction in law enforcement sphere, in promoting security and the fight against terrorism, in migration and demographic policy, humanitarian guideline.”

The ministerial meeting precedes a CIS summit scheduled on Saturday.

On Friday Lavrov will also participate in the opening ceremony of a Russian science and culture center in Dushanbe.

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