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27 May 2014

CIS Heads of Government Council to focus on economic cooperation

MINSK, 27 May (BelTA) – The session of the CIS Heads of Government Council which will take place in Minsk on 30 May will focus on economic cooperation, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told reporters on 27 May, BelTA has learned.

In particular, participants of the session will discuss the implementation of the interstate program of innovation cooperation between the CIS member states designed to run until 2020. “The program is implemented. We have determined 11 projects from the CIS countries which take part in the program. The CIS Executive Committee and industry-specialized councils do their best to promote the program,” Sergei Lebedev said.

Apart from that, the session will touch upon humanitarian issues. In particular, there are plans to choose basic organizations responsible for the training of specialists of the CIS member states.

According to the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, the forthcoming session of the CIS Heads of Government Council is expected to be a success. All issues on the agenda have been elaborated.

Twenty-three draft documents will be discussed at a session of the CIS Heads of Government Council. The agenda includes a draft cooperation agreement on the exchange of sci-tech information. The document is designed to facilitate the information exchange, develop the CIS information and innovation space and make the most of the mutual use of information resources. The signatories to the agreement will undertake to facilitate mutual access to information resources.

The CIS heads of government will also discuss information exchange in the field of transportation, the CIS interstate radio-navigation program, cooperation in the humanitarian field, joint measures to prevent the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease.

The CIS Heads of Government Council will discuss financial and economic performance of the CIS bodies, appointment of the Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee-CIS Executive Secretary and the date of the next session of the Council.

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