Moscow, April 4 (RFE/RL) -- CIS security chiefs are meeting
in Dushanbe today to discuss the problems of organised crime and
drugs proliferation. The meeting is being chaired by Russian Security
Service Head, General Mikhail Barsukhov.
The meeting will also focus on the illegal arms trade in the CIS,
terrorism and security problems on the border between Afghanistan and
Tajikistan. The topic of further integration between CIS members will
also be addressed.
Today's meeting follows the signing of two agreements on closer
cooperation between CIS countries. The first was signed last month by
Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrghyzstan. This month Russia and
Belarus signed a union treaty. Both agreements provide for closer
cooperation in security matters.