Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered the opening speech at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Sochi, Wednesday. The Russian leader stated that “we see ways of further strengthening interaction within the CIS, and exchanging views on what should be done to improve the effectiveness of the commonwealth and its structures.” “We pay special attention to economic topics... Еще, we will discuss steps aimed at deepening trade and investment ties, as well as eliminating existing barriers to the promotion of goods and services,” Putin added. According to the Russian president, “we have every opportunity to launch new large and mutually beneficial business projects. During the summit, a number of important decisions in the humanitarian field will be approved.” “Their implementation will contribute to strengthening good neighbourly relations between our countries and people. This will promote the expansion of exchanges in the fields of culture, education, science and tourism,» Putin emphasised.