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Today, the 70th session of the CIS Defence Ministers chaired by the Head of the Russian military department has been held in Moscow.

Delegations from Defence Ministries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia took part in the session.

In his opening speech, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stated that international terrorism was the main threat for the world. According to him, it is necessary to expand military cooperation in these conditions.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu expressed his confidence that the session would promote all-round strengthening of the partnership in order to counter modern threats and challenges taking into account national interests and joint priorities of the CIS member states.

In accordance to the agenda, the session participants discussed issues of interaction between the CIS defence departments in military field.

Decisions, which had been made in course of the session, are aimed at development of multilateral military cooperation system in the CIS format and will promote mutual partnership development in military field based on common, regional and national interests.  

The 70th session of the CIS Defence Ministers was held in a constructive and business-like manner. 

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