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Russia: Lavrov meets Tajik FM to discuss CIS cooperation, bilateral relations

14 09.04.2016 Инфо

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Tajik counterpart Sirodjidin Aslov in Moscow, Friday, to discuss bilateral relations and furthering cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Both ministers signed a number of bilateral agreements including the Program of Cooperation between both Foreign Ministries for 2016.
Earlier on Friday, Lavrov held a meeting with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev. "We emphasised our common interest in taking additional steps to improve the efficiency of the Commonwealth [of Independent States], to adapt it to modern realities in the year of its 25th anniversary and report to our leaders before the next meeting the Council of Heads of CIS States," Lavrov said during the meeting.
This year, 2016, marks the 25th anniversary of the Belavezha Accords that established the Commonwealth of Independent States.