The CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will gather on November 29 to discuss coordination of foreign policies and establishment of a legal base for cooperation. This information was provided by the Moscow office of the CIS Executive Council. The ministers will, in part, consider a draft analytical report on the results of the CIS' decade-long activity and its further tasks, including measures to improve coordination of foreign policies of the CIS members. Also to be discussed is the implementation of a plan of multi-level CIS foreign ministries' consultations in 2001, and a similar plan for 2002. The Foreign Ministers' Council is also due to debate a draft protocol on joint anti-terrorist activities of the CIS member states. The council will also discuss appointment of a new commander of collective peacekeeping forces in Abkhazia (Georgia). Altogether, the agenda of the CIS Foreign Ministers' Council includes 16 issues.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.