The meeting of the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the CIS in expanded format started on Thursday in Astana, reports journalist Last news .
The beginning of the meeting in an expanded format were preceded by a dialogue in a narrow format. Russia is represented at the meeting by the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Kazakhstan - Minister of foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov.
according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, equally participate in the conference foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian, Kyrgyzstan - Erlan Abdyldaev, Tajikistan - sirodjidin Aslov, Uzbekistan - Abdulaziz Kamilov. In the meeting participated the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov and Turkmenistan - Vepa Hajiyev, 1st Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Alexander Mikhnevich, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs and European integration of Moldova Andrey Galbur. Similarly, in the event charge d'affaires of Ukraine in Kazakhstan Yuri Lazebnik, and CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation had stated that on the agenda of the events of 22 questions related to the key activities of the Commonwealth. The head of foreign policy departments will discuss several issues of further development of multifaceted cooperation during the CIS will exchange opinions on topical issues of regional and international agenda.