The message reads, in part:
“During its history this Council has acquired a reputation as an effective consultative body that provides optimal conditions for discussing the most important problems and planning joint actions in the interests of the CIS member states. Importantly, the work of the Council is entirely based on such basic principles of the CIS as equality and consideration of the positions of each participant.
I would like to emphasise that the situation that is taking shape in the world now dictates the need to seek out new, effective ways of responding to modern challenges. Special danger is posed by terrorist activities, the merging of radical groups with transnational organised crime, illegal migration and drug trafficking, and serious environmental risks.
Under these circumstances, the CIS countries face common challenges and share common goals for national security, as well as for protecting sovereignty, the pillars of statehood, and the rights and interests of their citizens. Security and intelligence agencies are called upon to play a major, critical role in this process, and to work better and more productively in all major areas of their activities.
I am sure that the current anniversary meeting will be held in a constructive and productive atmosphere, and will create impetus for the cooperation and partnership of special services of the CIS member countries.”