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CIS border security to be discussed in Baku 9 September

MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - A session of the CIS Council of Border Troops Commanders will be held in Baku on 9 September, BelTA learnt from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

Seven issues will be on the agenda of the session. The border troops commanders are set to review priority areas of cooperation between border agencies in ensuring border security on the outer borders of the CIS member counties in 2014, including in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region.

The session will also review the proposals to the CIS Heads of State Council on the formation and use of the forces which consist of CIS’ border and other agencies. These forces will be tasked with settling the crisis situation on CIS’ outer borders and rendering emergency assistance to Tajikistan in order to strengthen border security on the Tajik-Afghan border.

The session participants will take stock of the Council’s activities in 2013 and discuss personnel and a number of other matters.

The Council of Border Troops Commanders was established in 1992. It is designed to elaborate and review concept approaches to the protection of outer borders and economic zones, taking into account the interests of all CIS member states, and coordinate the activities of the border troops. The Council is also tasked to prepare proposals and draft documents and review draft agreements relating to border issues which are then submitted to the CIS Heads of State Council and the CIS Heads of Government Council.