Ashgabat Hosted CIS Heads of States Council
Ashgabat hosted the CIS Heads of States Council, which adopted a number of agreements aimed at expanding interstate cooperation within the Commonwealth. Delegations from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Tajikistan were led by their respective heads of states. Prime Ministers of Azerbaijan and Moldova headed their respective countries’ delegations, while Kyrgyzstan was represented by the Foreign Minister. The summit participants adopted the Joint Declaration on Cooperation Development, the Interstate program “Cultural Capitals of the Commonwealth,” and signed a number of agreements relating to integrating currency markets, partnership in security, and combating terrorism. President Berdymukhamedov informed the participants of the decision to transfer the CIS chairmanship to Belarus as of January 1, 2013. Belarus is to host the next CIS Heads of States Council.
Source: Turkmenistan.ru, ria.ru
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