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Official: CIS liquidation ruled out

Steps are taken to increase the CIS effectiveness, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee says
Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev Natalia Ablozhei/BELTA/TASS
Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev
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MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is undergoing reforms and its liquidation is out of the question, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev said on Friday.

The CIS is being "adapted" to the new conditions, Lebedev said after the meeting of the CIS foreign ministers.

Commenting on the transformation of the CIS bodies, Lebedev said that all member states share the opinion that the organization should continue its work.

"The liquidation is out of the question," he said, adding that steps are taken to increase the CIS effectiveness.