Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

Belarus takes over CIS presidency

The Council of CIS leaders has made the decision

Our country will start presiding on January 1, 2013, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said. Turkmenistan is presiding in the CIS at the moment.

Another Commonwealth summit will take place in Belarus next October, CIS Executive Committee head Sergei Lebedev noted.