DUSHANBE, November 29, Asia-Plus  -- the next CIS summit will be held in Dushanbe, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced at a briefing in Minsk yesterday after the CIS summit.  

Leaders of the CIS signed various cooperation agreements but failed to agree on delimiting borders between member countries at a summit in Belarus Tuesday, the CIS executive secretary Vladimir Rushailo said.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the countries delineated their borders, turning administrative boundaries into national ones. By and large the process ran smoothly, but disputes between some members have persisted.  "A decision was not made due to a lack of consensus," Vladimir Rushailo said.

Russian media reported that at the summit in Minsk the leaders signed a series of agreements in a bid to boost cooperation within member countries of the 12-nation alliance, recently criticized as ineffective by some of its members.

The presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on fighting money laundering and financing terrorism, and a document on the protection of judges trying criminal cases.

The presidents also signed a document on countering human trafficking in 2007-2010, a plan for censuses up to 2010, under a UN program aiming to improve socio-economic decision-making worldwide through more accurate demographic data, and other agreements.

An agreement regulating the CIS Anti-terrorism Center and related documents were amended.  The session decided to instruct the council of the CIS foreign ministers to draft and present a concept for the CIS reform by July 1.  

            According to Tajik presidential press service, during his staying in Belarus, President Rahmonov met with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Kurmanbek Bakiyev.  Their talks focused on prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in the field of trade, energy, transportation, etc.