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CIS summit in expanded format, chaired by Kyrgyzstan, finishes

Kyrgyz President congratulated all with a common jubilee - the 25th anniversary of the CIS - and thanked for the work done in the period of preparation for the summit and during the discussion of the most pressing issues in narrow format.

"There were a lot of debate about reform and optimization of the CIS. I am grateful to all who participated in the discussion for coming to a compromise, and today we will be able to sign documents. They lay down the path of reforms. We begin the first steps, and they are the most difficult. Today the representative of Uzbekistan recalled that some of wordings were personally wrote by Islam Karimov," Almazbek Atambayev said.

Kyrgyz President is confident that considering the current difficult situation in the world, the country must protect and keep any area for large-format dialogue.

"All problems can be solved only through negotiations and compromises. I hope that one day the time will come when the boundaries that divided the CIS countries will become not lines of contention, but the lines that unite our brotherly and friendly peoples," Almazbek Atambayev said.

Kyrgyz President believes that in the CIS area the parties can find the optimal balance between the national interests of each country and the integration processes that are going all over the world now and should take place within the framework of the CIS. He thanked for the fact that the presidents noted the high level of organization and holding of the Second World Nomad Games.

"World Nomad Games are not politicized, they unite nations. At the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, we want to make an offer. I hope colleagues from the CIS will support us," Almazbek Atambayev added.

Almazbek Atambayev said that in 2017 the chairmanship of the CIS goes to Russia, and asked the head of the Russian Federation, if he agrees to accept the post.

"We will be honored," Vladimir Putin replied.

However, Ukraine's Ambassador to Bishkek Nikolai Doroshenko put a replica. He said that Ukraine won't come to the next CIS summit in October due to the Russian annexation of the Crimea. He also disagreed with the decision to transfer the chairmanship to the Russian Federation.

"Russia didn't annex anything, and the Crimea became Russian as a result of unlawful actions of the authorities of Ukraine and the will of the people," Vladimir Putin said.

"In addition, Ukraine didn't sign and approve the CIS Charter, and is unlikely to make any changes in the activities of the Commonwealth," Vladimir Putin concluded.

After that, the parties began to sign documents.