In his speech at the CIS summit, Dmitry Medvedev invited the CIS member-states to join the EurAsEC fund established to overcome the global financial crisis. The President of Russia suggested that CIS member-states interested in obtaining assistance from the fund should make a request; after EurAsEC members approve the request, the applying states can subsequently use those resources to overcome the aftermath of the crisis.
The EurAsEC anti-crisis fund has been established to help overcome the negative effects of the global financial and economic crisis by EurAsEC member-states and to assure their economic and financial stability.
The main subject on the summit’s agenda was joint action by the CIS countries to overcome the economic crisis. Other items of discussion included preparations for the 65th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, humanitarian cooperation, distance learning, cooperation in border guarding, and joint disaster relief efforts.
The summit concluded with the signing of a number of agreements.
Moldova will hand over the CIS’ rotating presidency to Russia on January 1, 2010.