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Medvedev will meet with the leaders of CIS countries

June 6 2008

A series of bilateral meetings with leaders of the CIS countries who will gather in St. Petersburg to attend the informal summit of the Commonwealth, will hold the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

The Kremlin is preparing for these meetings, noting that some of them will be difficult, bearing in mind, in particular, contacts with the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia.

"In conversations with Viktor Yushchenko, have accumulated quite a few", - said Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko.

According to him, the president in a direct dialogue to try to remove the contradictions, which are used by certain forces in Ukraine in their view, that does not benefit the bilateral relations.

In particular, be affected by such problems as the operation of the Black Sea Fleet, a NATO issue, Inter-Church dialogue, questions review Kiev historical realities.

"The conversation will be difficult, but we do not raise the point, we are ready to move forward - presidential aide said.

"We will engage in dialogue aggressively and confidently, to relations with Ukraine will look at the complex" - he said.

"We were with Ukraine, too many links to give all these many years of use at the mercy of political short-sightedness of some figures," - said Prikhodko.

No less prepared for serious discussion in the Kremlin and Mikhail Saakashvili.

"We will listen to his position, outlined his vision" - Prikhodko said.

Assistant to the President refused to give a more detailed forecast about the topics that will be affected, however, the Kremlin press service reported that Medvedev and Saakashvili earlier agreed, in particular, continue to discuss Russian assistance in the reconstruction of railways in Abkhazia.

Among other alleged fact - problems of maintaining regional peace and stability, as well as specific issues of Russian-Georgian cooperation.

Medvedev will meet with all leaders of the CIS, but President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan with the Russian leader who held extensive talks during a recent visit to Astana.

So, in addition to meeting with the President of Georgia held its separate talks with leaders of the other two Transcaucasian republics - Azerbaijan and Armenia.

According to Prikhodko, both meetings will discuss trade and economic cooperation, as well as on the situation in the region. In particular, "may be affected by the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement."

As another potential topic for conversation and Ilham Aliyev, the presidential aide described the interaction of the Caspian Sea.

Another territorial issue - the Transnistrian settlement - will be discussed at the meeting the Russian president with a colleague from Moldova.

"We welcome the dialogue that leads to the leadership of Moldova Transnistria - Prikhodko said. In addition, it will be, and on economic cooperation. "We set a fairly positive," - he added.

It is reported look.

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