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Friday, 20 November 2009


The RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan-led delegation is in Yalta on a working visit. Set to attend the recurring session of CIS Council of Heads of Government, the delegation which is is composed of Chief of Government Staff David Sargsyan, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shavarsh Kocharyan, Armenia’s permanent representative to CIS statutory and other bodies, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Belarus Oleg Yesayan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Armen Khachatryan, other dignitaries.

Livadia Palace in Yalta town of Ukraine hosted today the regular meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government.

According to tradition, the heads of government were welcomed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshencko. Then a narrow-format meeting was held, followed by an extended panel of 1+5 format.

The Council has discussed over two dozen documents aimed activating and furthering cooperation in the economic and humanitarian spheres, bettering migration and security-related policies.

On the sidelines of the one-day meeting, the heads of government discussed a draft resolution on joint action to undertake in the aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis. The 2009 to 2010 action plan is drafted on the basis of the proposals submitted by member States, covering such measures as are aimed at removing barriers in mutual trade, coordinating efforts to protect the domestic markets of the CIS states. It was suggested to enhance transparency in financial and economic activities through exchange of information on price control and competition on the socially important and infrastructure-related commodity markets. The document provides for measures aimed at supporting low-income countries from the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The agenda featured a draft concept on energy cooperation and a corresponding priority action plan as prepared on the basis of the first-stage measures of the economic development strategy of up till 2020, namely the first-leg action designed for the period 2009-2011. The concept bears on the objectives, tasks, general mechanisms and principles underlying the cooperation in the energy sector.

Next, the heads of government discussed the draft agreements on joint endeavors toward the commissioning and maintenance of interstate power lines and concerted action for the development of transport corridors in the CIS area.

They also decided to establish a cooperation and coordination entity in the sphere of innovations, promote scientific-technical cooperation and develop national frameworks for copyright protection, as well as to combat HIV and AIDS.

The meeting passed a decision on the next year’s budget of activities under the 2006-2010 improved living standards program for war veterans, peacekeepers and local conflict participants. The Council further discussed priority measures aimed at implementing the principles laid down in the CIS Declaration on agreed migration policy, collaborating in the air accident- and financial audit-related probes, strengthening anti-air defense systems.

It was decided to hold the next CIS Heads of Government Council meeting in Moscow on May 21, 2010.

Then, the guests attended an official dinner and a reception hosted by the Ukrainian Prime Minister.
Later today, the Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan-led government delegation will be back to Yerevan.
 

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