23:19 GMT12 April 2021
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    The regular meeting of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place on Tuesday via teleconference amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Sergei Lavrov holds a video press conference after an online meeting of the CIS Foreign Minister Council.

    The meeting’s agenda included cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus, the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, and other regional and international matters.

    The CIS was created in 1991 to facilitate cooperation between the former Soviet republics; the group currently includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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