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    The presidents of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will not attend Friday's CIS summit in Moldova's capital, a Moldovan Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

    CHISINAU, October 6 (RIA Novosti) - The presidents of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will not attend Friday's CIS summit in Moldova's capital, a Moldovan Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

    Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are to be represented by their prime ministers at the summit in Chisinau, and Turkmenistan is to send a deputy premier to take part in the meeting.

    About 20 draft projects on various issues, including the strengthening of CIS members' cooperation in overcoming the consequences of the world financial crisis, the development of integration processes in the humanitarian and security spheres, and the optimization of the activities of various CIS bodies, are expected to be discussed during the summit.

    The former Soviet states of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine are members of the CIS.

     

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