Informal meeting of CIS leaders starts - UPDATED

Informal meeting of CIS leaders starts - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED
# 26 December 2017 17:30 (UTC +04:00)

An informal meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) heads of state has started in the Russian capital, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

The meeting is held at the residence of the Russian President in Novo-Ogoryovka.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, Uzbek President Shovket Mirziyoyev, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan attend the meeting.

Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov will not attend the meeting.

The meeting will sum up the results of the Russian presidency in the CIS in 2017, an exchange of views will be held on further development of cooperation in various fields.