Georgia’s Withdrawal from GIS Not Included in Agenda of Organization’s Next Meeting

Politics Materials 29 August 2008 18:47 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 August /corr.   Trend R.Novruzov / The issue of Georgia's withdrawal from the CIS has not been included in the agenda of organization's next meeting scheduled for 10 October in Bishkek.

"The project of agenda has already been prepared, but yet this question has not been reflected in the list which will be discussed by the CIS State Heads," the Head of the press service of the CIS Executive Committee, Sergey Suntsov, told Trend by telephone from Moscow

Georgia announced its withdrawal from the CIS in response to Russia's actions supporting Shouth Ossetia and Abkhazia.  

Large-scale military operations commenced in the unrecognized South Ossetia republic in the early morning of 8 August. Georgian Army was reported to enter Tskhinvali. Then Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and forced Georgian Army back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, the Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said that he made a decision to end operations to compel Georgia to peace. And on 26 August,  Medvedev signed an order recognizing independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

"The project of the agenda of summit is not final and will be further developed," said Suntsov.

According to the head of the press service, the State Heads must discuss such questions as strategy of the CIS until 2010, plan on energy co-operation, convention on border co-operation and other questions.

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