Uzbek president to attend CIS Minsk summit
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, October 24/ Trend D.Azizov /
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov will participate at the next meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS member states in Minsk, Uzbekistan's presidential press service said.
According to the press service of the CIS Executive Committee, the meeting agenda that will be held on October 25 includes a range of issues aimed at further development of multilateral cooperation within CIS.
In particular, the heads of the state plan to view the preparations of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of victory in the 1941-1945 war including the declaration to make 2015 a Year of War Veterans in the CIS, as well as the issue related to the establishment of common commemorative awards, honorary orders and commemorative medals.
The agenda also includes the issue of declaration of 2014 being a Year of Tourism in the CIS which should contribute to activating linked coordination in the tourism sector of CIS member states.
In addition, the countries' leaders will also view the draft decision on fulfilment of the intergovernmental programme called 'Cultural capitals of the Commonwealth' in 2014 in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The activity of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States on the implementation of decisions of CIS higher statutory bodies will be viewed at the meeting.
In the sphere of security insurance it is planned to discuss and adopt a number of medium term interstate targeted programmes envisaging joint measures for fighting against crime, terrorism and other violent manifestations of extremism, illegal drug turnover, psychotropic substances and their precursors, drug addiction and human trafficking.
It is expected that the heads of the states will discuss the concept of cooperation between the CIS member states in fighting against crime committed by using information technologies.
In order to coordinate the fight against corruption within the CIS, a draft agreement on the establishment of an Interstate Council to combat corruption will be submitted to the consideration of the heads of states.
In addition, issues related to the protection of secret information, as well as further cooperation of CIS member states in the sphere of financial, currency, payment and credit relations will be discussed during the meeting.
The heads of the states will adopt a decision on the deputy chairman of the CIS Economic Court and the chairmanship of the Commonwealth in 2014.
Belarus has held the CIS chairmanship since January 1, 2013.