CIS Interior Chiefs’ Meeting Under Way In Azeri Capital

CIS INTERIOR CHIEFS’ MEETING UNDER WAY IN AZERI CAPITAL

Day.az website
6 Sep 07
Baku

6 September: A meeting of the council of interior ministers of CIS
member states is under way in Baku. Armenian representatives are
attending the meeting.

The head of the Azerbaijani presidential administration, Ramiz
Mehdiyev, spoke at the opening ceremony about the need to consolidate
efforts in the fight against transnational crime and international
terrorism.

"And there is no alternative to this cooperation," he stressed.

Kazakh Interior Minister Baurzhan Mukhamedzhanov, who chairs the CIS
council of interior ministers this year, noted that interior agencies
should increase efforts to combat transnational crime, drug dealing
and illegal migration.

During the opening ceremony, Baurzhan Mukhamedzhanov handed over the
powers of chairman [of the council] to his Azerbaijani counterpart
Ramil Usubov.

We should note that the chief of the Armenian Police is also attending
the meeting.

[Turan news agency, Baku, in Russian 0644 gmt 6 Sep 07 said that the
agenda of the meeting includes issues of increase in effectiveness
of the work of the council; cooperation in counteracting modern
challenges and threats; draft agreement on exchange of information
on the fight against crime; increase in effectiveness of the fight
against crime in the area of information technologies, etc.]

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