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31 December 2020, 17:57

Extensive plan on implementing Belarus' CIS presidency concept in 2021

MINSK, 31 December (BelTA) – The action plan on implementing the concept of Belarus' presidency in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2021 includes 100 points that provide for efforts and activities in various areas, the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

Among other things a session of the CIS Heads of Government Council is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 28 May. An anniversary session of the CIS Heads of State Council and the adoption of a statement timed to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States are scheduled to take place in Minsk on 15 October 2021.

Cooperation in the sphere of politics and security will include multilevel consultations between ministries of foreign affairs, including consultations on coupling integration processes within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Eurasian Economic Union. Ways to expand the CIS' cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be discussed.

Events concerning economic and humanitarian cooperation have been scheduled as well. The action plan also provides for events timed to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Those include an international contest of military science works and the organization of a lesson on the CIS anniversary in educational institutions of the CIS member states.

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