CIS leaders, who have recently come to Moscow for informal meeting, had talks at Kremlin on 22 July 2006. Trend reports citing NTV Russian television channel that though the summit was called without ties, the participants were worn suits and ties.
The meeting has not an exact agenda. The format of the gathering envisages talks on all themes. On 22 July Putin informed his counterparts about the results of the G8 summit held in Strasbourg.
Four Presidents were absent from the Moscow meeting: Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Turkmenistan. Leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, Belorus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were at table.
Russian President Putin stated that they had a chance to talk in absolutely informal condition yesterday evening [on 21 July]. Today [22 July] the discussions will be formal, but very independent. However, even after the meeting we will continue negotiations out of the walls of Kremlin. Nevertheless, we will focus on multilateral issues, as usual we do. I know that the chairman of the organization has developed some proposals to enhance the organization. Id propose to focus namely on it.
Putin handed in the chairmanship at the organization to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. There is an only goal: to achieve the parameters satisfying all of us and the parameters which will prevent the countries to feel deprived of due share, RIA Novosti quoted the Kazakh President.
Russian President thanked all participants in the gathering for presence in the Moscow event.