YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–President Robert Kocharian will leave for Astana–Kazakhstan on Wednesday to participate in a summit of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) heads of state. Kocharian and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev will meet on the same day to discuss the current state of negotiations on settling the Mountainous Karabagh conflict.
On the whole–the summit will take up broader cooperation of CIS member-countries in responding to new challenges of global security and stability. Economic interaction within the CIS–along with tackling problems that hinder trade and economic cooperation–and other urgent issues are also on the agenda. The summit is expected to draft and ratify more than a dozen documen’s.