Putin: Relations between the CIS countries are developing in the spirit of genuine partnership
Strelna, 7 October – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations between the CIS countries are developing in the spirit of real strategic partnership.
“I want to express my gratitude to you for accepting the invitation and for coming to St. Petersburg today. I am very pleased to see state leaders who are important to us for many circumstances and historical reasons here in this hall. Best friends, with whom we have a true strategic partnership relationship. and allies with whom we make joint efforts to cooperate, taking into account good neighborliness, mutual benefit and each other’s interests,” he said.
Putin stressed that such informal meetings of CIS leaders in the northern capital of Russia have become a good tradition and make it possible to exchange views on the most pressing issues in a calm, friendly atmosphere.
This is not the first time the CIS summit has been held in an informal setting. The last meeting is in 2021 and also in St. It was held in Petersburg. Then Putin invited his colleagues to the northern capital before the New Year – December 28.