Spokesman for Russia’s president talks upcoming informal CIS summit
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26
The informal summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a good opportunity to exchange views as Russia's 2017 presidency in the CIS is coming to an end, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russia’s president told reporters, RIA Novosti reports.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that integration processes both within the CIS and within the Eurasian Economic Community remain one of the priorities in Russia's foreign economic policy,” Peskov said. “Of course, Russia is completing its presidency in the CIS in 2017 and there will be a good opportunity to exchange views following Russia's presidency. An informal meeting will take place; then the presidents will continue communication in an informal atmosphere."
Tajikistan will chair the CIS in 2018.