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Post-Soviet military bloc leaders to adopt statement on terrorism on December 21

December 18, 2015, 16:10 UTC+3
Vladimir Putin will meet with presidents of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the summits of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union
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MOSCOW, December 18 /TASS/.  Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Presidents of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev within the framework of the summits of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which will be held in Moscow on December 21, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Friday.

According to him, Putin will meet with Nazarbayev ahead of the summits, and after the completion of the meetings of the CSTO and EAEU leaders "another meeting is planned - with Kyrgyz President (Almazbek) Atambayev."

"The leaders of the CSTO member states are expected to adopt a statement on fighting terrorism after having a discussion. It will reflect the countries’ common approaches to this (terrorist) threat," Ushakov told journalists.

Other topics will include the growing activities of terrorist and extremist groups and destabilization of the situation on the CSTO’s external borders. The CSTO leaders will also try to agree on how to unite efforts of the CSTO member states to end a so-called "war on monuments," the presidential aide said.

Ushakov noted that Putin and Nazarbayev were expected to discuss regional and international issues, including the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

The conversation of the Russian and Kyrgyz leaders will focus on the trade and economic cooperation in the context of the country’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union. In particular, the two presidents will discuss cooperation in the energy sector and various aspects of Russia’s support of Kyrgyzstan’s adaptation to EAEU standards.

Ushakov added that on December 21 the CSTO summit in the narrow and then in the extended format would begin after the talks between Putin and Nazarbayev, during which joint documents will be signed. Then Putin will give a working lunch in honor of the participants in the summits. After that a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will take place, likewise in the narrow and extended formats, which will result in the signing of documents. In the evening the Russian president will brief reporters on the results of the two summits.

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