CIS Security Chiefs Sign 15 Documents

YEREVAN–April 28 (Noyan Tapan)–The third meeting of the Council of CIS Security Chiefs ended in Yerevan–Tuesday. Nikolay Kovalev–director of the Federal Security Service of Russia–reported that the meeting had signed documen’s on all 15 agenda items. The documen’s specify and regulate joint activities in combating terrorism–organized crime and economic fraud. The meeting also addressed issues of illegal migration.

According to Kovalev–organized crime and ways of combating it became the central topic of discussion. The meeting highlighted the need for combined efforts in preventing organized crime. Economic fraud was also among issues of major concern. Security chiefs agreed to launch joint measures to crack down money laundering and international economic crimes.

The Russian delegation shared its experience in preventing terrorism–especially in combating air transport terrorism. A protocol on the order of exchange of information on whereabouts of exposed terrorist group members was also signed. "It is one of the most vital problems for all countries today–and we will closely tend to this subject. The single database also deals with the channels and whereabouts of terrorist group members and information about the most notorious ones," said Kovalev.

Participants of the meeting also worked out a mechanism of coordinated action in fighting drug trafficking–which threatens the security of all CIS-member countries.

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