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Meeting between Azerbaijani President and Russian PM planned in Istanbul

Politics Materials 7 June 2010 19:04
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin intends to meet with the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and head of Ukrainian government within a CICA forum (Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia) in Istanbul June 8, the Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.
Meeting between Azerbaijani President and Russian PM planned in Istanbul

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin intends to meet with the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and head of Ukrainian government within a CICA forum (Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia) in Istanbul June 8, the Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.

"Separate bilateral meetings, particularly with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev are envisaged to be held within the conference. A separate meeting will be held with Ukrainian Prime Minister (Nikolai) Azarov," Peskov said.

He said that Russian Prime Minister will begin his working day by meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul June 8.

It is expected that Kazakhstan will give presidency in the organization to Turkey at the third summit of the heads of countries and governments of the CICA Member-States.

This summit will be held outside of Kazakhstan for the first time.

A political declaration of the CICA summit, which is designed to give a new impetus to the efforts of the meeting on peace and security in Asia, will be signed at the upcoming event.

Vietnam and Iraq are expected to be admitted in the ranks of full members of the Meeting, as well as Bangladesh as an observer during the summit.

The parties intend to sign another document - the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Secretariat, its staff and representatives of the States-Parties of the meeting. The main phase of the institutionalization of the foreign forum will be completed by it.

CICA Member-States are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Palestine, Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Observers are China, Indonesia, Malaysia, U.S, Qatar, Ukraine and Japan, the UN, the OSCE and the League of Arab States.

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