YALTA – A meeting of the CIS prime ministers has opened at Livadia Palace in Yalta (Crimea) on Friday, Sept. 28.
According to the press service of the CIS Executive Committee, more
than 20 issues, including different aspects of cooperation as part of
integration processes within the CIS are on the agenda of the meeting.
The CIS prime ministers will discuss cooperation in innovative
projects, including a 2012-2014 action plan to implement the CIS
Interstate Innovative Cooperation Program for the period up to 2020.
Other topics on the event’s agenda include a draft strategy of CIS
states’ cooperation in establishing and promoting an information society
and an action plan for its implementation for the period up to 2015.
The CIS prime ministers are also expected to address Uzbekistan’s participation in the Free Trade Zone Treaty.
The agenda of the summit also includes discussion of the competition
on the market of services and sales of food in retail chains of the CIS.
The participants of the meeting will also hear a report on the
establishment of a venue for CIS countries’ permanent exhibitions on the
premises of the All Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow.
Plans to set up the Mir 24 news channel as part of the Mir interstate television and radio company will be addressed as well.
The members of the council of the CIS prime ministers will also
decide on the assigning of the status of basic organizations of the CIS
to the International Innovative Nanotechnology Center of the CIS
countries, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian
Federation, and the National University of the State Tax Service of
Ukraine. This will allow using common approaches to training of
specialists and holding scientific researches.
The issue of the functioning of the CIS Regional Consultative Group
within the Financial Stability Board, a multilateral institution formed
at London’s G20 summit in April 2009, is also on the meeting’s agenda.