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Agendas for CIS top summits to be drafted in Minsk on 17 July

Politics 12.07.2018 | 12:32

MINSK, 12 July (BelTA) – The Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of the CIS States under Charter and Other Bodies of the Commonwealth will discuss agendas for the sessions of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council and the CIS Council of Heads of State in Minsk on 17 July, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

A joint mid-term action plan to combat crime as well as cooperation agreements to fight cybercrime and personal data exchange will be submitted to the heads of state. The session of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council will discuss documents regulating cooperation of the CIS member states in the humanitarian field, support for the youth volunteer movement, promotion of physical culture and sport, overhaul of the legal framework, establishment of grassroots organizations in various areas of activity in the CIS countries.

“The draft agendas include preparations for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, implementation of the interstate program CIS Cultural Capitals in Tajikistan in 2021, cooperation in space exploration and peaceful use, efforts to combat money laundering, terror financing and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” the press service noted. Statements on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be signed by the heads of state after they are approved by the foreign ministers.

The permanent plenipotentiary representatives will discuss progress in implementing the decisions adopted at the CIS meetings this year and last year, as well as proposals to be voiced during the forthcoming sessions. The permanent plenipotentiary representatives will review interim results of Tajikistan's CIS presidency in H1 2018 and hear out reports on the outcome of the International High-level Conference on International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”.

The next sessions of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council and the CIS Council of Heads of State will take place in Dushanbe on 27 and 28 September.

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