RIA Novosti, Russia
Aug 30 2004

CIS AIR DEFENSE COMMITTEE TO MEET


MOSCOW, August 30 (RIA Novosti) - The CIS Air Defense Coordinating
Committee will meet in Rostov-on- Don and Yeisk, a city in the
Krasnodar territory, from September 1 to 4, Colonel Alexander
Drobyshevsky, head of the Air Force press service, said Monday.

"A training and methodological session with members of the Air Force
coordination committee will be held concurrently."

He also noted that issues related to the strengthening the CIS
states' air boarders would be discussed at the meeting.

Air defense commanders from Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia will attend the
meeting, the press service reported.

The committee was created on February 10, 1995 following a decision
of the CIS Economic Council.