YEREVAN, October 18. /ARKA/. Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan stressed the importance of improving cooperation on security issues within CIS at his meeting with heads of delegations of the national security and special investigation bodies of CIS countries, the presidential press office reported.
The 35th session of the Council of heads of security and special investigative services of CIS-member states was held in Tsakhkadzor town of Armenia on October 15-17. The meeting was attended by security service representatives of all CIS countries, apart from Azerbaijan. Reps of intelligence services of some Western countries (France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) were invited as observers.
Sargsyan stressed the importance of focusing on any security threats and said this cooperation contributes also to development of inter-state ties and friendship.
The president was briefed on the issues discussed during the Council’s session in Tsakhkadzor.
The head of the Council, director of the Russian federal security service Alexander Bortnikov said cooperation within the Council against the challenges in the modern world, terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime in particular, is developing dynamically.
Bortnikov also stressed importance of exchange of experience between the countries and need for efforts to harmonize national legislations.–0—