Kazakhstan in 2022 will chair the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The decision on the Kazakh chairmanship in the CIS was made at the summit of the heads of the Commonwealth member states in Minsk, held today in an online format. In accordance with this decision, the next meeting of the Light of the CIS Heads of State will be held in October 2022 in Nur-Sultan.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that the historic Declaration on the establishment of the CIS was adopted at a meeting of heads of state, which, at the initiative of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, was held in Almaty three decades ago.
The last time Kazakhstan chaired the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2015.