Next meeting of Council of CIS Government Heads to take place in Minsk
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 19 /Trend/
The next meeting of the Council of CIS Government Heads completed in St. Petersburg on Friday. According to the report by the CIS Executive Committee, the agenda of the meeting included 23 draft documents aimed at further development and deepening of cooperation between CIS countries in the economic and humanitarian and security spheres. Decisions were made on all of them.
A significant set of questions was devoted to the economic sphere. In particular, Heads of Government reviewed the draft Free Trade Zone Treaty.
The meeting also reviewed the work on the project of interstate target program of innovation cooperation of the CIS up to 2020. CIS expert working group have held seven rounds of talks, held discussions with national customers in the states. Work on the draft document will be completed next year.
The agenda was included the issue of competition in the telecommunications market in the CIS.
Agreement was signed on cooperation in the field of legal protection and enforcement of intellectual property, prepared in accordance with the action plan on implementation of the first phase (2009-2011) of the strategy of CIS economic development till 2020.
Heads of Government approved the preparation of the Interstate exhibition devoted to the 20th anniversary of CIS.
The Council of Government Heads signed an Agreement on Cooperation in the creation of compatible national telemedicine systems. Such systems are important tools for providing accessible quality health care regardless of place of residence of citizens.
The meeting also reviewed progress in implementing the action plan on implementation of the first phase (2009-2011) of the strategy of CIS economic development till 2020.
Heads of Government approved a plan of priority actions in the sphere of humanitarian cooperation for 2011-2012.
The Council of Government Heads also approved the Russian-proposed interstate program 'Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth'.
In the sphere of security, the Council of Government Heads discussed the use of appropriations for the creation and development of the united air defense system of CIS countries in 2009 and funding in 2011.
In addition, the meeting considered other issues of cooperation between CIS member states.
The next meeting of the Council of CIS Government Heads will take place on May 20, 2011 in Minsk.