Foreign visits
President Sargsyan to participate at the unofficial summit of the Heads of State of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

19.12.2008 - 21.12.2008

By the invitation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan left for Kazakhstan to participate at the unofficial summit of the Heads of State of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The summit, which is attended by the Presidents of Armenia, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, is held at the Shuchini-Borovi winter resort near Kokchetau town.

Prior to the opening of the unofficial summit, President Serzh Sargsyan had a short meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev. At the meeting the two sides hailed the current high level of bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction with the level of the political dialogue. The Presidents of the two states underscored the role of the Armenian-Kazakh Diaspora in strengthening the bilateral relations.

Serzh Sargsyan and Nursultan Nazarbaev stressed the importance of further developing the economic relations, noting that the envisaged new railroads would promote and foster the growth of the trade turnover.

The unofficial summit of the Heads of state started shortly after the meeting.

The agenda of the summit comprises issues related to the cooperation in the framework of the CSTO and the prospects of the organization, global financial crisis, as well as the issues related to the integration processes in the CIS area.

The President of Armenia, Chairman of the CSTO Council of the Heads of State, Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the idea to convene the unofficial summit and noted that the agenda includes issues which were significant for Armenia. The participants to the summit concurred that interaction in this format provides a good opportunity to look at the agenda issues from different points of view and to discuss a wide range of subjects.

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