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Putin to attend EAEU and CSTO summits in St. Petersburg

December 19, 2016, 13:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Ahead of the summits, Putin will hold a meeting with Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev

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MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. On December 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the summits of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

Ahead of the summits, Putin will hold a meeting with Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in order to discuss bilateral and global issues.

At the EAEU summit, the leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia will assess the outcome of the first two years the Community’s activities and outline further guidelines. According to the Kremlin press service, "the signing ceremony of the EAEU Customs Code agreement will be the main event of the summit." Besides that, the participants will also discuss various aspects of cooperation with key trade and economic partners of the Eurasian Community.

During the CSTO summit, the leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian and Tajikistan will discuss their cooperation within the organization and important spheres of its activities. "The participants are expected to exchange views on key issues on the global and regional agenda namely combating terrorism and threats of extremism as well as illegal drugs and weapons trafficking," the Kremlin statement reads.

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