Delegation Headed By The Armenian Prime Minister Leaves For Kazakhst


MAY 21, 2009

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsian leaved today for Kazakhstan to
take part in the session of CIS Prime Ministers scheduled for May 22
in Astana. Delegation which is headed by the Armenian Prime Minister
involves the Davit Sargsian, head of the staff of Armenian Government,
Hasmik Poghisian, Armenian Culture Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister
Shavarsh Kocharian, Armenian Ambassador to Belarus Oleg Yesaian,
Plenipotentiary representative of Armenia in the CIS Economic
Council-affiliated Assembly of Economic Issues Artak Vardanian and
other officials.

During the session of CIS Prime Ministers discussions will be launched
on 18 documents. The most important issue of the session agenda is
the Strategy of socio-economic development of CIS states by 2020,
in which the aims and tasks of CIS states on the economic integration
are brought forward and main directions of cooperation in the economic
sphere are indicated. The document key objectives are to give a new
impetus to the development of CIS economies, to ensure a sustainable
and balanced economic growth, economic security as well as to increase
the life level of the population.

CIS Prime Ministers will also review the plan of actions of the
first 2009-2011 round of this strategy. It was framed taking into
consideration the world financial-economic crisis and aims at ensuring
coordinated cooperation of CIS states in the economic sphere, as well
as creation of realistic conditions for the economic development. The
Prime Ministers will also discuss the program of works of creation
of a joint system of registration of citizens of a third state and
people without citizenship in the CIS territory.

Refer will also be made to the preparatory works for extended
celebration of the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II and
social issues of the veterans of war. During the session discussions
will be held round the program of events of 2009-2010 cooperation of
the CIS states in the humanitarian sphere. The Prime Ministers will
refer to a number of issues of financial sphere as well as decide
the place and date of conduction of the next session.

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