MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – The informal summit of the leaders of the CIS states in Saint Petersburg will strengthen political and economic ties between the CIS member states, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told reporters, BelTA has learned.
“The Russian president invited the CIS leaders to meet again, out of schedule, in Saint Petersburg on 20 December. Preparations for this informal meeting of the CIS heads of state are underway. We hope that it will help strengthen not only personal contacts, but also scale up political and economic cooperation between our states,” Sergei Lebedev said.
Taking into consideration that this will be an informal gathering of the CIS heads of state, its agenda will not be drawn in advance. “There will be a broad array of discussion points. The most important thing is determination to tackle the burning issues,” the CIS executive secretary added.