"Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin will open a meeting of the CIS intelligence chiefs. The parties are expected to confirm their readiness to continue cooperation aimed at boosting stability and security across the CIS region. The meeting will also discuss joint efforts to counter foreign interference challenges that CIS countries are facing," the statement reads.
The delegation heads plan to sign a memorandum emphasizing their determination to boost intelligence exchanges and cooperation aimed at fighting internal and external threats. They also intend to agree to step up efforts to combat international terrorism and religious extremism.
The meeting will involve delegations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.