EURASEC Inter-State Council meets in Astana at summit level

EURASEC Inter-State Council meets in Astana at summit level

June 18 2004

ASTANA, June 18 (Itar-Tass) – A session of the Inter-State Council of
the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC) opened here on Friday. The
presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan
are attending it. The president of Armenia, which has observer status,
is also present at the session.

The first meeting of the Council has been held in a narrow format,
without delegation members.

Presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko has told Itar-Tass that the
session’s agenda has about 20 items. These include the coordination
of positions at the negotiations for accession to the World Trade
Organisation, the implementation of the basic orientations of the
earlier approved fundamentals of the EURASEC cross-border (cooperation)
policy, a draft agreement on cooperation on the markets of securities,
and EURASEC interaction in the development of water and energy
resources in the catchment areas of the Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers.

The candidacy of Chairman of the EURASEC Inter-State Council will be
considered separately at the summit, Prikhodko said. Russia suggests
that President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan keep the post. The
leaders will also discuss candidacy of Chairman of the EURASEC
Integration Committee.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress