Belarus to keep working on CIS image on international arena

MOSCOW. January 26. KAZINFORM Belarus will keep working to enhance the CIS image on the international arena and to boost cooperation between government agencies of the CIS member states and other states and integration associations, Belarus' Plenipotentiary Representative at the CIS Economic Council and Ambassador-at-Large for Integration Cooperation in the CIS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko. He presided over a session of the Commission for Economic Affairs of the CIS Economic Council on 25 January, the press service of the Belarusian diplomatic mission.

Igor Petrishenko assured that Belarus will work hard to strengthen peace and friendly ties in the Commonwealth. "We will also work to boost border and interregional cooperation, expand information space, promote intercultural and interethnic ties between scientists and artists, veteran and youth organizations, and contacts in sport and tourism. We will do our utmost to expand the dialogue of cultures in the CIS," the diplomat said.

The participants of the session discussed radio navigation development in the CIS in 2013-2017 and provisions regulating the interstate research and information system "Radio Navigation". They also discussed advertising market in the Commonwealth, projections for the production, consumption, import and exports of most important commodities of the CIS in 2013. The participants of the session heard out a report on the state of efforts to develop national data bases and to establish exchange of information on intellectual property rights violations, convention of border cooperation of the CIS states. The parties also discussed a draft agreement on the status of the CIS Economic Court and some financial documents. The draft documents will be submitted to the CIS Economic Council that will hold a regular session on 15 March.

Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev informed the attendees about the results of the Council of Permanent Representatives of the CIS that discussed the concept of Belarus' chairmanship in the CIS in 2013 and the action plan to implement it. "I have no doubt that these meaningful documents will be materialized, which will contribute to mutually beneficial cooperation between the CIS member states," Sergei Lebedev said.

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