Minsk Hosts Meeting of CIS Heads of Government Council

A meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States, chaired by Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, was held on Friday in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee reports.

At the meeting in a narrow format, the heads of delegations exchanged views on current issues of economic cooperation in the CIS, taking into account the epidemiological situation in the CIS countries and the world, according to the report.

Reports on three documents, including on the Medium-Term Plan of Joint Actions of the CIS Member States to Counter the Spread of Infectious Diseases, on the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Sanitary Protection of the Territories of the CIS Member States, and on the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Promoting Employment, were presented during the delegation-level talks.

The heads of delegations signed a number of international documents, including the documents regulating cooperation in preventing and combating the use of false trademarks and geographical indications, preventing and combating foot-and-mouth disease, and cooperation in geodesy, cartography, cadastre, and remote sensing.

The officials additionally approved a concept of cooperation between government (executive) bodies responsible for the management of state material reserves in the CIS member states for the period up to 2030 and the plan of main activities to implement it.

The heads of government also signed documents on personnel appointments. Leonid Anfimov has been appointed First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive committee and Beketjan Zhumakhanov, Ilhom Nematov and Denis Trefilov have been named deputy chairpersons of the CIS Executive Committee. Vladimir Sokolin has been approved as Chairman of the CIS Interstate Committee for a one-year term.

The Turkmen side was represented by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Gadyrgeldy Mushshikov.

Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, will host the next meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council on November 12.

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