CIS Reps Will Hold Collective Discussion of Reforms in Organization


YEREVAN, JANUARY 29. ARMINFO. The first collective discussion of
possible parameters of reforming the CIS will be held on Jan 31 in
Moscow. Press Secretary of Byelorussian Foreign Ministry Andrey
Savinikh said at a briefing in Moscow, Russian Mass Media
reports. Savinikh says that discussion will be held at a multilateral
meeting of deputy ministers of the Commonwealth. The stages of
elaboration of proposals on the reforms are supposed to ne determine
at experts’ level. After the work is completed, projects of relevant
documents will be submitted for consideration of the Council of
Foreign Minister at March 18 session in Minsk.

In particular, the meeting-participants will discuss formation of
permanently operating Coordination Conference of the Heads of CIS Law
Enforcement Departments attached to the Council of CIS Leaders as part
of the Coordination Council of Prosecutor Generals, the Council of
Interior Ministers, the Council of the Head of Security Bodies and
Special Services, the Council of Frontier troop Commanders, the
Coordination Council of Taxation Services, the Council of Customs
Services. To increase the counter-terrorist and anti-drug potential of
CIS signatories, coordination and complementarity of measures taken by
anti-terrorist structures of CIS with other regional organizations. A
proposal on establishment on an Information Forecasting Center on the
basis of International Statistical Committee will be considered.

The meeting-participants are supposed to consider inventory of CIS
branch cooperation bodies (over 80) as well as CIS contractual basis
to cancel the agreements and treaties which are no longer urgent. They
will exchange opinions on possibilities of activation of CIS
cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, in particular, though signing
of versatile agreement on establishment of a single humanitarian
space. In this aspect, proposals on establishment of a Council for
Humanitarian Cooperation through amalgamation of the existing Council
on Culture, Science, Education, Public Health etc.., as well as
proposal on foundation of the Forum of Creative Intelligence.