Azerbaijani Politics 6 december — 19:56

Putin welcomed Aliyev at the library (Photo, Updated)

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The informal summit of CIS heads of state began in St Petersburg on Thursday. According to RIA Novosti, the meeting began with a traditional photography ceremony.

The meeting is attended by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Presidents of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov, Moldova Igor Dodon, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhammadov and Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The meeting is held in the format of a friendly dinner, at which each participant can raise any question.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived at the Presidential Library in St Petersburg to attend the unofficial CIS summit.

Ilham Aliyev has been welcomed by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived in Russia for a working visit to attend an informal summit of the CIS Heads of State at the invitation of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani head of state.

At Saint Petersburg Pulkovo-1 Airport, President Ilham Aliyev was met by Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg Nikolay Bondarenko, Chairman of the city`s Committee for External Relations Evgeny Grigoriev, who has a ministerial status, and other officials.

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