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11 Oct 2017

CIS countries to deepen cooperation in fight against terrorism, corruption

CIS countries to deepen cooperation in fight against terrorism, corruptionSOCHI, 11 October (BelTA) - The CIS member states will deepen cooperation in the fight against terrorism and corruption. Relevant decisions were passed by the CIS Council of Heads of State during a meeting in Sochi on 11 October, BelTA has learned.

The presidents approved the concept of cooperation in counteracting legalization (laundering) of ill-gotten proceeds and financing of terrorism and proliferation of mass destruction. It defines the principles and objectives, areas and forms, information and scientific cooperation in these areas.

The presidents also approved the concept of cooperation in combating corruption, which was developed in furtherance of the interstate program of joint measures to combat crime for 2014-2018. The document has been adopted for further systemic development of interaction and ensuring coordinated action in this field and aims to develop the legal and institutional frameworks. It also defines the principles, objectives and tasks, main areas and forms of cooperation, information and scientific support of the joint work.

During the session the CIS heads of state also approved other documents on legal matters. For example, the presidents endorsed the agreement to deploy in Russia the office for coordination of the fight against organized crime and other dangerous crimes in the CIS, the protocol on the transfer of drug drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices that are material evidence in criminal cases.

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