|The leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will meet on 10 October, RIA Novosti reported quoting the source in Kremlin. |
The CIS includes 12 countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Georgia. But Georgian President Michael Saakashvili said on 12 August that the country will leave organization due to conflict in South Ossetia. Two days later, the Georgian parliament supported Saakashvili.
Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Russia Grigoriy Krasin said that the exist of Georgia from the CIS is irresponsible decision and it is dictated with the intention of Saakashvily to secure his political future.
Vladimir Garkun, first deputy of the executive secretary of the CIS, said that Georgia did not submitted official statement on its exit from the CIS.
Georgia should submit official statement to the Executive Committee of the CIS and the application will be considered within 12 months.
The CIS was founded after collapse of the USSR. All former Soviet countries, except Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, joined the block. The declaration of creation of the CIS was signed on 21 December 1991. Georgia joined the CIS in the end of 1993.
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