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Friday, March 23, 2018

Army CIS will work together to fight terrorism

The main threat to humanity — international terrorism, and the main task of CIS is to prevent its distribution on the territory of CIS countries, said Wednesday the defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu at the meeting of the Council of defense Ministers of States — participants of the CIS.

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Shoigu stressed that “the situation at the external borders of the Commonwealth restless, and in the current situation it is necessary to expand cooperation in the defense sphere”. According to the Russian Minister, the legal basis of such interaction is the Concept of military cooperation of the States — participants of the CIS up to 2020, approved by decision of the Council of CIS heads of state in 2015.

“The concept provides for the strengthening of our Armed forces, ensuring national and collective security, and the development of good neighborly relations”, — said the head of the military Department.

Shoigu noted that the meeting was held on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the great Patriotic war.

“The share of our peoples fell hard hardships and trials. At the time challenge the world threw Nazism, today the main threat to humanity — international terrorism. We are facing an important task — to prevent its distribution in the CIS”, — he said.

The meeting, which was held in Moscow, was attended by delegations of military departments of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

With colleagues from Azerbaijan and Armenia Shoigu met separately. And in both cases it was emphasized that Russia’s relations with these countries are of strategic and partnership nature. And with these countries will develop a military partnership. As an example, it can be noted that in Russian military schools this year will begin training almost 90 officers of the armed forces of Azerbaijan and more than 200 soldiers.

At the end of the meeting Sergei Shoigu gave the colleagues from the CIS countries, a unique book about the great Patriotic war, published by our war Department.

“Those who loves and knows the history, will find here a lot of interesting, important and necessary for each day of this great tragedy — on the one hand, and of the great Victory, on the other hand, in which, of course, took part the peoples of our countries”, — concluded the Russian Minister.

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