MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) - Experts of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) met in Minsk on 13 September to finalize the draft action plan of the 2022 CIS Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
The online meeting of the expert group brought together representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, the Secretariat of the Council of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund, and the CIS Executive Committee. An additional meeting was held following the comments and suggestions made by the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan made a proposal to exclude two events from the draft plan. This is due to the change in the schedule of cultural events in the country in 2022. Having considered the comments and suggestions to the draft action plan received from the states, the experts finalized and agreed upon the document. It was decided to submit it in due course to the CIS Foreign Ministers Council and the CIS Heads of Government Council.
The draft action plan was drawn up in line with the decision of the CIS Heads of State Council to declare the Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage in 2022 and the Year of the Russian Language as a Language of Interethnic Communication in 2023.
The plan includes more than 100 events aimed at preserving folk art traditions, historical and cultural heritage, and cultural heritage in the field of art, literature, sport and tourism.