Kocharian to Fly to Tajikistan for CIS Summit

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–President Robert Kocharian is flying Friday to Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe to join counterparts from other former Soviet republics for a recurrent summit of heads of the Commonwealth of the Independent States.
Kocharian will also attend a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Council and another meeting of heads of the countries making the Eurasian Economic Community, also hosted by Tajikistan.
Kocharian’s delegation will include Defense Minister Michael Harutyunyan, Head of Staff of the President’s Office, Secretary of the Presidential Council on National Security Armen Gevorgyan, other officials and journalists.
The CIS Council of Presidents will focus on a CIS development concept and a plan of actions designed to boost cooperation among former Soviet nations. The CSTO Council meeting will focus on a set of issues pertaining to the organization’s future operation reported Kocharian’s press office.
The CIS heads of State will also sign a number of documen’s that will boost their political and military partnership.
The CIS was created in 1991 and unites most of the former Soviet republics. Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Armenia are now united in a military coalition called the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The same states except for Armenia are members of the Eurasian Economic Community.

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