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Interaction in the CIS format should be synchronized with integration processes in Greater Eurasia, in particular within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing the CIS summit on 28 September. 

It is necessary to find ways to align the capacities of our countries with major international projects, first of all, the Silk Road Economic Belt. Belarus is already part of it as it is developing the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone, the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that an inclusive dialogue between the CIS and the Eurasian Economic Union will contribute to stable relations between the CIS states.

The head of state suggested asking CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan to ramp up preparations for signing an updated memorandum to enhance engagement between the EEC and the CIS Executive Committee. “This document will enable our CIS partners to get information about Eurasian integration development timely and in full and to have an objective picture of cooperation opportunities across priority avenues,” the Belarusian President said.

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko invited foreign leaders to attend the 2nd European Games 2019 in Belarus during the CIS Heads of State Council meeting in Dushanbe.

The head of state stressed that the opportunity to host such a big sport forum is a great honor for Belarus. “You know that Belarus actively supports and popularizes sport. We are convinced that it is an effective tool to strengthen trust and mutual understanding between nations,” the President noted.

Aleksandr Lukashenko invited the summit participants to attend the official opening and closing ceremonies of the games and expressed the hope that they would be able to attend competitions as well.