State Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council Stanislav Zas and Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev signed a plan of cooperation between the two countries’ Security Councils Offices for 2016-2017 in Moscow, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian Security Council.
During the meeting Stanislav Zas and Nikolai Patrushev discussed the main threats to the security of the Union State, and the interaction between the security councils of Belarus and Russia.
On 11 November, Moscow hosted the meeting of the secretaries of the security councils of the CIS member states. The meeting was held for the third time. The participants reviewed the current national security issues in the CIS.
The parties discussed the cooperation between the competent authorities in countering illegal migration, and the coordination of action by the CIS member states in ensuring international information security.
The agenda also included the issues of international and regional security in the Middle East and Central Asia. In this regard, the meeting considered the joint steps to counter the expansion of the terrorist organization “Islamic State”, including the suppression of recruitment of CIS citizens.
«The participants of the meeting agreed that the effective combating of terrorism, illegal migration and information security threats makes the cooperation between the Security Councils, special services and law enforcement, defense and foreign affairs departments of the CIS countries ever more important,» the Security Council of the Russian Federation noted.
Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev stressed that at the Astana summit on 16 October the heads of state of the CIS countries signed a large set of documents aimed at ensuring security, law and order, and a joint statement on combating international terrorism. According to him, the task of the competent authorities of the CIS member states is to ensure their practical implementation.