CIS Executive Secretary Yury Yarov is to discuss various issues pertaining to preparations for the forthcoming CIS summits (that will involve CIS heads of state and government) in Bishkek today. (Bishkek is the capital of Kirghizia -- Ed.) According to the press service of Kirghizia's President Askar Akayev, Yarov is to meet Akayev, as well as Prime Minister Kurmanbek Bakiyev and the country's Foreign Minister Muratbek Imanaliyev, later in the day. The CIS Executive Secretary would be expected to inform the leadership of Kirghizia about specific proposals, which constitute the CIS-summit agenda. Among other things, their list includes efforts to create free-trade zones, the implementation of previously adopted CIS-development programs until the year 2005, as well as the crackdown against crime and international terrorism. Yarov is to fly over to Dushanbe April 18, after completing his negotiations in Bishkek.
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