Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev took part in a regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS member states

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev took part in a regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS member states, which took place on April 2, 2021 in Moscow.

Within the framework of the meeting, the parties exchanged of views on the current international and regional problems and the further development of cooperation within the framework of the Commonwealth in various areas, including in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection in the CIS space.

The Foreign Ministers approved plans of actions, aimed at the implementation of the Strategy for Cooperation of the CIS Member States in the Field of Physical Culture and Sports for 2021-2030, the Strategy for International Youth Cooperation of the CIS Member States for 2021-2030, as well as the Strategy for Cooperation of the CIS Member States in the field of tourism for 2021-2030.

In addition, the heads of the foreign affairs agencies approved a number of documents that will be submitted for approval during the upcoming meetings of the Council of Heads of State and the Council of Heads of Government of the CIS.

In particular, the members of the Council approved the draft Appeal of the heads of the CIS member states to the peoples of the CIS member states and the world community in connection with the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the draft Treaty of the CIS member states on combating the legalization (laundering) of income obtained by criminal means, the financing of terrorism and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the draft Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement on Cooperation of the Commonwealth Member States in the Field of Geodesy, Cartography, Cadastre and Remote Sensing of the Earth dated October 9, 1992, as well as the draft decision on the basic organizations of the CIS member states in the field of operational and strategic training of officers of the armed forces.

In his speech, Minister R. Kazakbayev noted that this year is going under the sign of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the CIS and assured that the Kyrgyz Republic is ready to continue to contribute to the preservation of the positive experience of interaction between the Commonwealth member states and the development of multilateral integration.

Emphasizing the urgency of making efforts to minimize the consequences of the pandemic, R. Kazakbayev called for joined maintaining the pace of mutual trade and ensuring unhindered transit of cargo, resuming regular flights and creating conditions for free movement of labor in the Commonwealth space.

The next meeting of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers is planned to be held on October 14, 2021 in Minsk, Republic of Belarus.