Leaders of CIS leaders sought Friday to breath new life into the organization, which has struggled to be effective amid internal divisions and bureaucratic barriers.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the CIS summit in Dushanbe on October 5. According to the Turkmen State News Service (TDH), before the start of the official opening ceremony, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held brief meetings with the CIS presidents on the sidelines of the summit.
Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov and the executive secretary of the CIS, Vladimir Rushaylo, are now meeting Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who has arrived in Dushanbe to attend the summit of the CIS heads of state, Tajik Avesta website reported on 5 October.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov left for Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 5 October to participate in the regular session of the Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), UzA reported on 5 October.
The OSCE is determined to continue its pragmatic co-operation with the Collective Security Treaty Organization to the benefit of both groups, OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut said in a message to the CSTO’s Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on 4 October.
The Kyrgyz parliament ratified an agreement between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on economic, scientific, technical and humanitarian cooperation for 2007-2011.
Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) member states are discussing in Dushanbe on Thursday issues of security. Taking part in the meeting are the foreign ministers of Armenia, Belarus, kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ednan Karabayev is chairing the meeting because the CSTO presidency will be handed over at the session from Belarus to Kyrgyzstan.
OSCE Secretary-General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut will take part in the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation) summit in Dushanbe on October 6, the OSCE office in Tajikistan said in a press release on Thursday.