CIS Heads of Government to Discuss Economic Cooperation and Information Security

August 29, 2019 11:32

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DUSHANBE, 29.08.2019 (NIAT Khovar) – Economic cooperation and information security will be on the agenda of the meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Moscow on October 25, CIS First Deputy Executive Secretary Viktor Guminsky told journalists ahead of the meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of the CIS member states on August 28.

“During a restricted-attendance meeting, the CIS heads of government intend to exchange views on the CIS economic agenda and determine the date and the place of their next meeting. At an expanded-attendance meeting, the members of the council will consider a concept of the CIS cooperation in digital transformation, a plan of priority activities to implement the concept, and the CIS information security strategy,” said Guminsky.

As usual, the council will deal with a separate cluster of documents related to financial support of the CIS activities.

The CIS heads of government are expected to sign documents regulating the CIS cooperation in development and use of standard samples of composition and properties of substances and materials, avian influenza and Newcastle disease control, antimonopoly regulation, radio navigation, and recultivation of territories exposed to uranium mining operations.

The agenda will also include matters concerning the search for soldiers who went missing during the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-1989 and their burial places in order to exhume and identify the remains and then rebury them in their native countries, as well as cooperation in fighting trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors.

The council members will also touch upon the CIS Games.

“Plans are in place to hold the first CIS Games in Russia’s Kazan in August 2020. According to the regulations on the CIS Games, they will take place every two years and will last up to ten days. The CIS countries will pass on the right to host the games in alphabetical order,” Guminsky noted.

August 29, 2019 11:32

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