BISHKEK -- The military chiefs of staff of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries Tuesday (September 12) began a conference to discuss protecting Central Asia from terrorism, reported Interfax.
"The unanimity of our views enables us to express the certainty that we will continue to co-operate within the CIS format in order to ensure the stability and security of our states," Kubanychbek Orozmatov, first deputy chief of the Kyrgyz General Staff, said in his speech.
The CIS conference includes participants from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as well. Conferees intend to present reports on matters like protection of Central Asia from international and regional terrorist groups.
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