Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 106

At a regular meeting chaired by Andrei Kozyrev in Moscow October 3, foreign ministers or their deputies from the CIS member countries appeared to fail to conclude agreements on most issues under discussion. The agenda focused on "peacekeeping" operations under nominal CIS aegis and joint protection of "CIS outer borders." Russian defense ministry officials and the commander of Russia’s border troops, Col. General Andrei Nikolaev, attended. Initial post-session statements by Kozyrev and CIS executive secretary Ivan Korotchenya indicate that most documents were not finalized or approved. The officials referred to "drafts" of resolutions and agreements being "discussed." Rather than passing approved and signed documents on to the Council of Heads of State as is routine, the foreign ministers would have to reconvene before the heads of state meet, Kozyrev said. The sole tangible result appeared to be a recommendation to the heads of state to renew defensive measures on the Tajik-Afghan border. (14)

1. Itar-Tass, October 4

2. Itar-Tass, October 4

3. Russia’s Radio, Itar-Tass, October 4

4. Itar-Tass, Interfax, October 4

5. Itar-Tass, Russia’s Radio, October 2-4

6. Itar-Tass, Russian public TV, Russia’s Radio, October 3

7. Russia’s Radio, Russian public TV, Interfax, Itar-Tass, Izvestiya, October 1-3

8. Interfax, Itar-Tass, October 2 and 3

9. Interfax-Ukraine, October 2

10. Interfax-Ukraine and Itar-Tass, October 2 and 3

11. Itar-Tass, October 3

12. BNS, LETA, October 3

13. Itar-Tass, October 3

14. Itar-Tass and Interfax, October 3

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