A meeting of the Council of Heads of Migration Authorities of the CIS States was held in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 28 September 2023, a regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Migration Authorities of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in Tashkent.
The event was attended by delegations of migration authorities from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as the CIS Executive Committee and the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States.
Representatives of Turkmenistan, the Eurasian Economic Commission and the General Confederation of Trade Unions were invited to the meeting as observers. This was reported by the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
During the meeting, members of the Council of Heads of Migration Authorities discussed 14 issues, including the migration situation in the CIS countries, changes in national legislation in the field of migration and law enforcement practice of migration authorities of the Commonwealth countries, the experience of competent authorities in conducting joint preventive, operational-search activities and special operations on suppression of illegal migration.
Members of the Council reviewed the approaches of the Commonwealth member states in the area of functioning of specialized institutions for the temporary detention of foreign citizens and stateless persons, discussed the development of the draft Concept of the common migration space of the Commonwealth of Independent States and measures to implement the Statement of the Heads of State of the CIS Member States on the development of cooperation in the field of migration from 15 October 2021, and also approved the Council’s Work Plan for 2024.
In addition, at the meeting, the results of an analysis of the structures, tasks and functions of the bodies of the CIS member states competent in the field of managing migration processes were discussed and proposals were developed to strengthen interaction and ensure coordination of their activities; there was also an exchange of experience in the use of modern information technology by the migration authorities of the CIS member states technologies and interaction with the media to cover official activities and inform the public.