EITI Viewed in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr. U. Ismayilova / Ingilab Ahmadov, the Chief of the Public Finance Monitoring Centre, has siad today that the Extractive Indistry Transparancy Initiative (EITI) of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia was discussed during the regional conference of non-governmental and non-commercial organizations (NGOs) of the member-states of this Initiative, which was held in Almaty on March, 26-27.
Azerbaijan was represented by Ingilab Ahmadov, Mehriban Vazir, the Representative of the Soros Foundation to Azerbaijan to this event.
"During the conference, issues and obstacles on the way of ensuring transparency in the extractive industry of the six countries, as well as plans to be implemented in 2007," he said.
Notably, the fisrt regional conference on ensuring transparency in extractive industry of the six member-states were held in Tbilisi in 2006. Just during the holding this conference, the delegates decided to hold the next one in Kazakhstan's former capital-Almaty.
During the conference held in Almaty, according to Mr. Ahmadov, the delegates took a decision to hold the next conference in the Mongolian Capital of Ulan-Bator in September, 2007.