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CIS Defense Ministers Meeting In Moscow

30 November 2005 -- Defense ministers from CIS countries are meeting today in Moscow to discuss military cooperation and peacekeeping operations.

Media reports say there are some 20 items on the agenda at the meeting, which is being held behind closed doors.

The meeting is being attended by the defense ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine, as well as senior officials from the defense ministries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Georgia, Moldova, and Turkmenistan did not send representatives.