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MINSK, December 16. /TASS/. Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will draw a joint action plan to minimize adverse impacts of the financial crisis in the region, Sergey Lebedev, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, told journalists on Tuesday.
“It was decided to set up a working group consisting of representatives of CIS countries. The CIS Executive Committee was tasked to organize a meeting of this group and issue a joint action plan for countries of the Commonwealth to minimize negative impacts in the economy,” he said.
He informed about consultations held in Moscow on December 12 within the framework of a meeting of the CIS Economic Council. The consultations involved CIS economics ministers and government officials in charge of the financial sector.
Lebedev reminded that back in 2008, amidst the global financial crisis, the Councils of the CIS Heads of State and Heads of Government had set up a standing body — a conference of CIS finance ministers and Central Bank governors. It has been meeting regularly, with the exception of the current year.