Post Soviet Security Chiefs to Meet in April

MOSCOW (Itar-Tass)–Ministers of national security of post-Soviet countries will meet in Moscow on April 7 to 10 to sign a multilateral co-operation agreement–a Russian security official told reporters on Tuesday.

The agreement will address the establishment of a comprehensive security system in Central Asia–Russian Security Council Secretary Sergei Ivanov said.

"This system should include a series of sweeping measures… We shall be constantly exchanging information and defining priorities in discussing problems–depending on changes in the situation," Ivanov said.

"The functions of our organizations include defining the strategic directions of cooperation and keeping interaction between various ministries going," he said.

The Collective Security Treaty was signed in Tashkent on May 12–1992–by Armenia–Kazakhstan–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan–Russia and Tajikistan. Belarus–Azerbaijan and Georgia joined it in 1993.

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