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A meeting of the expert group on the establishment of the medal “For Contribution to the Strengthening of Peace” was held at the International Military Center.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the CIS Executive Committee and the Secretariat of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS member states.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation came up with the initiative to establish this award, considering cooperation in the CIS format as a factor in ensuring peace, stability, good neighborly relations and the promotion of humanistic values.

Opening the meeting, Major General Yuri Dashkin, Secretary of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS Member States, noted the importance of the initiative of the Russian Ministry of Defense in recognizing the contribution of citizens of the Commonwealth states to strengthening peace and international security.

The Commonwealth of Independent States Medal “For Contribution to the Strengthening of Peace” will be a single interstate insignia reflecting the recognition of special personal merits and distinctions of citizens of the CIS states, as well as representatives of other states in strengthening peace and maintaining international security.

The medal will be awarded to citizens of the Commonwealth states for their active work in ensuring international peace and security, holding international events aimed at maintaining peace, developing multifaceted cooperation and friendly relations between countries and peoples, for personal contribution to the development of international military cooperation, peacekeeping and humanitarian demining, for excellence in holding cultural, sports, humanitarian events and actions aimed at maintaining peace, developing friendly relations and affirming humanistic values, as well as for other merits and personal contribution to ensuring the peaceful development of the CIS states.

Citizens of other states can also be awarded for a special personal contribution to the development of interaction with the Commonwealth states on peacekeeping, assistance in humanitarian missions, for the development of cooperation, participation in the preparation and holding of peacekeeping, humanitarian, educational, cultural and sports events.

The medal will be awarded by the decision of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS member states.

During the work of the expert group, the participants reviewed and agreed on a set of documents required to be submitted in the prescribed manner for consideration by the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS member states at its next meeting.

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