6 Apr 2018 11:40

CIS foreign ministers meeting in Minsk

MINSK. April 6 (Interfax) - Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has suggested working out options for interaction within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to respond to the most pressing issues on the international agenda.

"Given the complex geopolitical situation and the obvious risk of the destabilization of the existing conditions of international interaction, there is an opportunity to discuss in an atmosphere of trust key international problems that affect the interests of our region and outline paths of interaction on the most pressing issues," Makei said at a narrow-format meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers in Minsk on Friday.

Since this meeting will lay the groundwork for an upcoming meeting of the CIS Council of the Heads of State, it is necessary to prepare a concise list of issues to be discussed by the CIS leaders, he said.