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23 Aug 2017

CIS plenipotentiaries to meet in Minsk 29 August

MINSK, 23 August (BelTA) - A regular meeting of the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiaries in statutory and other bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States will be held in Minsk on 29 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

One of the main issues on the agenda will be the draft agenda of the next meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government due in Tashkent in November this year. It includes the issues related to the functioning of the free trade area, combating international cartels, cooperation in the field of land reclamation, interaction in combating terrorism and its financing. The heads of government are also expected to make adjustments to some documents and consider a large set of fiscal issues.

The permanent plenipotentiaries will review the performance of the council of border troop commanders which was set up back in 1992.

According to the press service, before the start of the meeting, the members of the council will attend the opening ceremony of the Belarus literary and art exhibition organized by the CIS Executive Committee on the initiative of the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus and the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with such events as the Day of Knowledge, the Written Language Day, the Day of Libraries to be marked in Belarus in September. The exhibition will feature the works by Fyodor Kiselev, a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists, rare books autographed by the authors and the World Heritage of Francysk Skaryna book issued by the National Library of Belarus.


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