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ASTANA, October 15 /TASS/. The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has adopted a draft concept of CIS military cooperation up to 2020 as well as draft statements of CIS heads of state on fighting terrorism and the United Nations role in a changing world.
Sergey Lebedev, the CIS executive secretary and head of the CIS Executive Committee, summed up the results of work of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers on Thursday.
A draft statement of the CIS heads of state, approved by the CIS foreign ministers, touches upon security issues and struggle against contemporary global threats.
"Globalization processes, which are under way in the world, and new challenges and threats, such as religious extremism, terrorism, transnational and organized crime in the first place, strongly requires that the United Nations adapts to new realities," Lebedev said.
A separate draft statement on fighting terrorism adopted by the foreign ministers called for joint efforts to combat the terrorist threat.
"Consolidation of common efforts is the only way to fight this terrible phenomenon of our time that affects almost all members of the world community," Lebedev went on to say.
The Council of CIS Foreign Ministers adopted a draft address of the CIS heads of state devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. The document, according to Lebedev, stressed the need to join international efforts in the interest of averting global ecological threats.
With all the reservations and proposals expressed at debates on Thursday, the Council of the CIS heads of state will eventually consider all the drafts at its session on October 16.