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18 June 2021, 16:22

CIS prepares policy response to COVID-19 economic impact

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MOSCOW, 18 June (BelTA) – The CIS member states have come up with a plan to minimize the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said at the CIS Economic Council meeting in Moscow on 18 June, BelTA has learned.

“I want to place a special emphasis on the assessment of joint efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Our countries are in control of the situation, which is partly due to the timely, effective and coordinated response,” Igor Petrishenko said. In this regard, he expressed gratitude to Russia for supplying coronavirus vaccines and transferring its technologies to produce vaccines in Belarus.

“Today we need to scrutinize and approve a roadmap on the section “Measures to minimize the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of the CIS member states”, that is part of the action plan to implement the CIS economic development strategy until 2030. The document was based on the proposals of the Commonwealth countries,” he said.

“This document is relevant, since we understand that we will have to live with COVID for more than one year. And the pandemic can take any turn. The situation in India is a case in point,” he said.

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