The summit’s concluding statement said expanded multi-lateral and bilateral cooperation between CIS countries matched global trends at the turn of the 21st century, as well as CIS national interests. The CIS, which is an inalienable part of the international community, is open for large-scale constructive cooperation with all countries in the search for an adequate response to modern challenges.
President Vladimir Putin attended an informal meeting of CIS heads of state, which discussed many aspects of multi-lateral relations
Commonwealth of Independent States Summit
August 18, 2000