The CIS summit began in Astana, attended by the leaders of Turkmenistan, Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
During the official meeting, the heads of state warmly greeted each other and outlined the main topics for talks and discussions. Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took the floor, informing those present that today they will discuss joint activities in the framework of humanitarian law and security.
After the summit, decisions will be made on further interaction of the CIS countries on economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. It is planned to sign a number of agreements and treaties, which will consolidate the multi-year partnership. The heads of state will make decisions on such fundamental issues as combating corruption, terrorism and extremism.