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ST. PETERSBURG, November 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has held a working meeting with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov. The two countries’ heads of government discussed trade and economic cooperation.
The Kazakh prime minister started the meeting with offering his condolences to the Russian side over the Kazan air crash.
Medvedev and Akhmetov are in St. Petersburg to attend a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) Council of the heads of government. It agenda includes 27 issues that are set forth in 31 documents. “Issues of the CIS states’ socio-economic development will be in the focus,” Russia's government said. In particular, the CIS heads of government will consider the fulfillment of the Free Trade Zone Agreement within the CIS, sign an agreement on the consolidated financial statements of the national economic entities, a protocol on amending the Agreement on the Rules for Determining the Country of Origin of Goods in the CIS.