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CIS countries ink 21 documents in Bishkek

7 June 2016 16:46 (UTC+04:00)
CIS countries ink 21 documents in Bishkek

By Fatma Babayeva

Heads of CIS governments agreed on a package of documents in the spheres of economy, military and humanitarian cooperation following the Bishkek meeting of the council of heads of CIS governments on June 7.

Overall, the participants of the meeting signed 21 documents, reported Ria Novosti.

The agreements on information swapping regarding accidents on electricity generation facilities and on cooperation in education and energy area have been signed.

The heads of the CIS governments also inked the treaty on preservation of agricultural biodiversity and the protocol between the member-states of the free trade agreement from October 18, 2011 on rules and regulation of state procurements.

Also, the council of heads of CIS governments decided to hold 2020 population census in member-states of the union as well as to organize the international Art EXPO exhibition.

The meeting also saw decisions regarding the cooperation strategy in the chemical industry and the primary plan of actions to implement it as well as the cooperation strategy in the field of tackling cancer made.

The questions of optimization of the CIS and adaptation to the new realities were the key topics addressed during the meeting, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov told reporters.

He added that the summit of CIS member-countries leaders due to be held in Bishkek on September 16 will be "the most important event" during Kyrgyzstan’s CIS chairmanship this year.

The Council comprised of heads of the CIS member states also confirmed a strategy "Health of the CIS member states’ population". The implementation of the interstate program on innovative cooperation till 2020 was agreed by the participants as well.

The Bishkek meeting was attended by the heads of the CIS member states including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Kazakh PM Karim Massimov, Moldavan PM Pavel Filip, Belarusian PM Andrei Kobyakov, Tajik PM Kohir Rasulzoda and, as well as, Azerbaijani First Deputy PM Yagub Eyyubov, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan, Uzbek First Deputy PM Rustam Azimov and deputy chairman of Turkmenistan’s cabinet of Ministers Satlyk Satlykov.

Ukraine was represented by the Ambassador of the country to Kyrgyzstan, Nikolai Doroshenko.

The next meeting of the heads of CIS countries will be held in Minsk on October 28.

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Fatma Babayeva is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Fatma_Babayeva

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