December 18, 2020 14:00 Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region
Vladimir Putin took part in the CIS Heads of State Council meeting via videoconference.
The participants in the videoconference, chaired by the Republic of Uzbekistan, discussed the current state of and prospects for developing cooperation within the CIS in the political, trade, economic, social and cultural spheres, as well as joint efforts to counter the coronavirus. They also exchanged opinions on important international and regional matters.
A package of documents has been signed during the Meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council. The documents include resolutions On the Concept for the Further Development of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Plan of Basic Measures for its Implementation; On the Development and Strengthening of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the CIS Member States; On the Concept of Military Cooperation of the CIS Member States until 2025; as well as decisions on joint statements on the 75th anniversary of the UN and on international information security cooperation.
In addition, an agreement was signed on the Joint Engineering Unit for Humanitarian Demining of the Armed Forces of the CIS Member States and a decision on the CIS Programme of Cooperation to Strengthen Border Security for 2021–2025
Documents were also signed to declare 2022 a Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage in the CIS, and 2023, a Year of the Russian language as a language of interethnic communication.
Taking part in the meeting were President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Talant Mamytov, President of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Speaker of the Federation Council, Chair of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States Valentina Matviyenko, and Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Lebedev.
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