N.Nazarbayev proposed to revise Concept of CIS’s further development

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State in a narrow part in Sochi, the Akorda press-service reports.
Astana city 11 October, 18:53

Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev, the Republic of Armenia S. Sargsyan, the Republic of Belarus A. Lukashenko, the Republic of Moldova I. Dodon, the Russian Federation - V. Putin, the Republic of Tajikistan - E. Rahmon, the Turkmenistan - G. Berdimuhamedow, The Republic of Uzbekistan - Sh. Mirziyoyev, as well as Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic S. Isakov and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the CIS S. Lebedev took part in the work of the Council .

The President of Kazakhstan stressed the special role of the CIS in developing trade and economic relations between the member-countries of the Commonwealth.

The Head of state noted a number of topical directions for modernization and improvement of the CIS.

Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to revise the Concept of further development of the CIS and develop a new plan of measures.

In addition, the President of Kazakhstan dwelled on the issue of deepening trade and economic relations between the countries of the Commonwealth.

"Free trade in services on the territory of the CIS will open new opportunities for our businessmen and bring our countries' trade and economic cooperation to a new level. I propose to instruct the Council of Heads of Government and the Executive Committee to intensify work on the draft Agreement on Free Trade in Services and to pass it in the near future", the Head of State said.

At the end, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the effectiveness of Russian Federation's chairmanship in the organization and wished success to the Republic of Tajikistan as CIS chairman next year.


Photo by Baurzhan Zhuasbayev