SUMMIT OF THE CIS IN DUSHANBE
On September 28, the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States kicked off at Kohi Somon Palace, in Dushanbe.
The meeting is attended by Presidents of Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Russia, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary.
Heads of states held negotiations in a narrow format.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the event. The Head of the state noted that CIS confirms its relevance of dynamic changes taking place in the world, strengthening global challenges and threats, acting as an important platform for strengthening multifaceted cooperation.
Last year was the beginning of a fundamentally new stage in Uzbekistan’s activities within the CIS. Uzbekistan has joined more than 10 bodies of sectoral cooperation, covering such areas as economy, energy, science and innovation, fight against crime. Since the beginning of 2018, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and CIS countries has been growing rapidly.
Uzbekistan’s initiatives serve to development of cooperation between the CIS countries in trade-economic, transport-communication, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev focused on current and perspective directions of expanding multilateral cooperation.
The President of Uzbekistan confirmed Uzbekistan's readiness to hold the next meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of States in 2020.
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Following the meeting, the Statement of the Heads of States of the CIS Member States on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10, 1948, the CIS Convention on Cooperation in the Exploration and the Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes, the Plan of main events for preparation and celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, the Interstate Program of Joint Measures to Combat Crime for 2019-2023, the Cooperation Agreement in Combating Information Technology Crimes and other documents have been signed. A decision was taken on declaring 2021 as the Year of Architecture and Urban Planning in the CIS.
The issue of the next country to chair the CIS was considered. According to the general decision, Turkmenistan will chair the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2019.
A number of other documents aimed at strengthening cooperation between the CIS countries have been adopted.
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The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has ended his visit to Tajikistan.
On September 27, the Head of the state met with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. Presidents visited a number of facilities in the cities of Dushanbe and Tursunzade.
On September 28, Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
On the same day, the delegation of Uzbekistan departed for Tashkent. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda has seen off the President of Uzbekistan at Dushanbe International Airport.