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2 Sep 2015

Belarus to chair CIS Council of Interior Ministers in 2016

MINSK, 2 September (BelTA) – Belarus’ Interior Minister Igor Shunevich will head the Council of Interior Ministers of the states members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2016, BelTA has learned.

This year, the Council was led by Kyrgyzstan Interior Minister Melis Turganbayev. Today, he handed over the authorities to Igor Shunevich.

Minsk is playing host to a meeting of the CIS Council of Interior Ministers. The event has brought together the delegations from the interior ministries/police of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and also representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS office for the coordination of the fight against organized crime and other dangerous crimes, and the government bodies of Belarus.

The CIS Interior Ministers gathered in Minsk to consider countering cybercrime, thefts of vehicles, fight against trafficking of new psychoactive and psychotropic substances and drugs, and also the unruly and destructive behavior by representatives of the sport fans’ informal associations.

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