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24 November 2020, 11:34

Call on CIS countries to join efforts to tackle challenges, threats

MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – It is only by joint efforts that the CIS countries can tackle all challenges and threats, Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary CIS Viktor Guminsky told the media in Minsk on 24 November, BelTA has learned.

On 24 November the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk is hosting another meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives at the CIS charter and other bodies. There are about seven issues on the agenda. The council will review the results of the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government held on 6 November and outline the tasks to implement the documents adopted by the heads of government and the agreements reached during the session.

“The agenda of the CIS Council of Heads of Government was very rich. Twenty-three issues were considered and decisions on them were taken. I would like to point out that the heads of government are concerned that our countries are failing to use the opportunities that we have today. Especially now, in the face of the pandemic, we need to do everything we can to get through this period as smoothly as possible. They discussed the measures we can implement in terms of medicine, vaccine production, green corridors for transport for export-import operations, especially medical equipment, medicines,” Viktor Guminsky noted. “It was stressed that in the conditions of sanctions, protectionist measures against our states, unfair competition, we must support each other to make it easier for us to overcome the problems created by global regional instability and conflicts. The heads of government discussed green economy and harnessing the advantages available in the CIS in the transport, logistics and energy sectors,” Viktor Guminsky said.

The plenipotentiaries are also set to discuss the activities of the CIS observation mission this year, and also the plan of multi-level ministerial consultations for 2020 and hear out a report on the activities of the Interstate Council on Geodesy, Cartography, Cadastre and Remote Sensing of the Earth. “The council was set up in 1992. There is no need to talk about its importance. Today the members of the council will hear out the reports and adopt recommendations to improve its work,” the deputy chairman of the CIS Executive Committee said.

The meeting participants are also expected to agree on the candidacy of the head of the CIS observation mission for the elections to the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan scheduled for 10 January 2021.

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