"The Kyrgyz government takes a consistent position, aimed at strengthening the integration as an important factor of development on the world stage," the acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov said the day before at the meeting of CIS Council of Heads of Government, held in Minsk.
He recalled that the results of 25-year-long activity of the organization have been summed up and new plans and directions of further cooperation have been outlined at the last summits of Heads of Government and Heads of State, held in Bishkek in 2016.
"The need to preserve and develop our cooperation is manifested in the present as one of the important directions of integration processes, which are aimed at further strengthening of the ties between our countries," Sooronbay Jeenbekov said.
He thanked the CIS Heads of Government for the cooperation and fruitful work in the year of presidency of Kyrgyzstan in the organization. And he stressed that Kyrgyzstan with the support of CIS countries has carried out a productive work in all directions of multilateral cooperation and collaboration in order to further strengthen the effectiveness and authority of the Commonwealth.
"We enjoyed the honor to chair the Commonwealth in the jubilee year for the organization. At the same time, we proceeded from the need to strengthen multilateral cooperation of the member states at the present stage," Sooronbay Jeenbekov said.
As a part of Kyrgyzstan's presidency, there has been carried out a plan of events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of CIS, assisted in the implementation of 28 organizational, economic, scientific, practical and humanitarian anniversary events in 2016. Kyrgyzstan has held 15 events of CIS sector and statutory bodies.
CIS chairmanship was handed over to Russia. Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed confidence that the Russian Federation, "which has a rich experience in integration interaction, will contribute to the further development of comprehensive cooperation within the Commonwealth."
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