The Defence Ministers of the CIS have signed the Concept of military cooperation for the next five years following a meeting of the Defence Ministers in Moscow. The participants discussed the main cooperation areas, such as military and space cooperation, the development of a joint air defence system, as well as joint control of radiation, chemical and biological environment.<br>According to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the main current threat to mankind is international terrorism. In September, the CIS Defence Ministers will adopt a programme providing for a joint fight against terrorism.