A three-day meeting of the CIS Council of Interior Ministers (Council) kicked off in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, today.  

According to the CIS Executive Committee, seven issues related to implementation of interstate crime prevention programs and other topical directions of interagency cooperation have been tabled to the meeting’s agenda.  

Thus, the meeting participants are discussing issues of joint concerted events to combat crime, create practical mechanisms of effective interstate interaction on operational investigations.   

The Council also plans to adopt the concept of cooperation between the interior ministries of the CIS member nations for period up to 2030.

The meeting participants will also discuss the process of elaboration of a draft agreement on issuance of certificates on the return of persons liable to forced expulsion and a number of other issues.         

The CIS Interior Ministers Council was founded in 1996 to expand cooperation between the CIS member nations in crime prevention and law enforcement. The Council members include representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. Turkmenistan partakes in some of the Council’s meetings.