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CIS Countries Need Extensive Preventive Work to Ensure Security of Commonwealth - Putin

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member states need to carry out extensive preventive work to ensure security of the regional organization, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
In his address to the participants of the XI meeting of the secretaries of the security councils of the CIS countries, Putin said that the situation on the international arena remains tense, and mentioned the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
“Moreover, the actions of some countries are directly aimed at undermining the legitimate power, social stability and traditional values in the CIS countries, at violating our traditional close trade, cooperation, and cultural ties,” Putin said.
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The Russian president added that other threats, including terrorism, organized crime, illegal migration and drug trafficking, also remain.
“All this requires not only a coordinated collective response, but also a lot of preventive work. In particular, it is important to make full use of the … information and analytical potential of security councils — for a deep and comprehensive study of the situation in the CIS and in the world as a whole, for clearly defining priorities, timely adjustment of strategic planning documents," Putin said.
Secretaries of CIS security councils have gathered in Moscow for their 11th summit in order to focus on regional and collective security issues. Their previous meeting was held in November 2022.
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