The meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State started today in Sochi, attended by President Serzh Sargsyan, who earlier today arrived in the Russian Federation on a working visit. The meeting is 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 will be discussed at the meeting.
In a narrow format, the Heads of State will exchange views on cooperation within the framework of the CIS. They will also discuss 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 will focus 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 will present the outcome of discussions held in both narrow and extended formats. He will provide mass media with information on the documents signed at the meeting.
Later today, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is due to meet in Sochi. The official website of the RA President informs.