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18 documents inked at CIS summit in Sochi


A summit of the Council of CIS Heads of State took place in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday.

 

The heads of state first held a limited format session, which was continued with the participation of delegations.

 

President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, which will take over the CIS Presidency in 2018, delivered a speech at the expanded meeting. He spoke about the work his country and government are going to do to strengthen the organization.

 

Then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan, which was approved as the CIS co-president for 2018, made a speech.  

 

Speaking at the summit, Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko spoke about the work of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and what has been achieved during Russia’s CIS Presidency.

 

At the end of the summit, the CIS leaders signed 18 documents which include “Decision on the CIS Presidency”, “Protocol decision on holding the next CIS summit”, “Decision on the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee”, “Concept of Cooperation in Combating Corruption”, “Agreement on the exchange of information in the field of combating terrorism and other manifestations of extremism, as well as their financing”, “Decision on declaration of 2019 as a Year of Book in CIS area”, “Decision on declaration of 2020 as a Year of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 1941-45s in CIS area”, etc.   

 

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev also took part in the CIS summit.

 

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