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CIS Council of Heads of State meeting kicked off in Sochi


The meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State took place today in Sochi, attended by President Serzh Sargsyan, who earlier today arrived in the Russian Federation on a working visit. The meeting was presided over by Vladimir Putin, the President of the host country. Issues related to the further development of cooperation in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres and other key areas of CIS activities have been discussed at the meeting.

In a narrow format, the Heads of State exchanged views on cooperation within the framework of the CIS. They also discussed issues related to CIS presidency, as well as the date and venue of the next regular meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State.

The expanded meeting focused on the joint efforts in economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, defense policy, external borders protection, countering terrorism, as well as the challenges arising from the Commonwealth’s adaptation to new realities.

CIS Executive Committee Chairman-Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev presented the outcome of discussions held in both narrow and extended formats. He provided mass media with information on the documents signed at the meeting.

Later today, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is due to meet in Sochi.

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