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MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) —— A package of documents on CIS cooperation and an agreement on the perpetuation of the memory of peoples of the Commonwealth countries which participated in the Great Patriotic War will be signed on Saturday at the CIS head of state meeting in Dushanbe with the participation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev,
"In the context of the tragic date -- the 70th anniversary since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War -- marked this year, an agreement is planned to be signed at the summit on perpetuating the memory of courage and heroism of the CIS member states' peoples in the bloody war," a Kremlin administration official told Itar-Tass.
It is an important document for all the Commonwealth countries to continue the work within the organisation to maintain the memory of the peoples’ feat, he noted.
The presidents will also approve documents regulating inter-state cooperation within the CIS in various areas, including improvement of the air defence system and migration policies, the source said.
The leaders will also consider further CIS development, including the information about the implementation of the main action plan to realize the corresponding conception and will exchange views on current international problems. They are expected to agree on some staff and organizational issues, including the CIS presidency in 2012 and the next head of state meeting.
The Commonwealth of Independent States will mark its 20th anniversary in December this year. Over the relatively short historical period, the CIS went a complicated way of formation and search for optimal forms of cooperation and inter-state relations,
A draft analytical report about the results of the CIS's activities over the 20 years and objectives for the future will be presented for the consideration of the next head of state meeting. The presidents are expected to make a joint statement in connection with the jubilee and also award CIS diplomas to citizens of CIS countries for contribution to the organisation development.