The chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is transferred from January 1, 2022 from Belarus to Kazakhstan, TASS reports.
Observers came to the conclusion that the CIS took shape as a political organization and Minsk, in the context of a pandemic and “political upheavals” in individual countries of the union, managed to preserve it as a “platform of opportunities.”
Thus, in the past year, the member states improved their economic indicators, for eight months the value of mutual trade of the Commonwealth countries increased by 28.3%, if compared with the indicators of 2020. In addition, the volume of exports increased by 28.6% and imports by 28%.
It is expected that Nur-Sultan will continue the progressive development of the CIS as a regional association.
Earlier, France assumed the duties of the President of the Council of the European Union, while Poland took over from Sweden the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).