3 Nov 2017 09:47

Meeting of CIS Council of Prime Ministers starts in Tashkent

TASHKENT. Nov 3 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in the Palace of Forums in Tashkent, where a meeting in the narrow format of the CIS Council of Prime Ministers started after a photographing ceremony.

Russia presides in the CIS in 2017.

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, Belarussian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov take part in the meeting.

Azerbaijani First Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev and Moldovan Ambassador to Belarus Victor Sorocean also attend the meeting.

Ukraine did not send its representative to the meeting.

The meeting is taking place behind closed doors.