BISHKEK, June 7. /TASS/. A meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of Government has got underway in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The Russian delegation is led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
It was preceded by a meeting of heads of delegations of the CIS member-countries with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and the joint photo ceremony, which did not involve only the head of the Ukrainian delegation - this country’s Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Nikolai Doroshenko. In general, the prime ministers of six CIS member-countries - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Tajikistan - have arrived in Bishkek to take part in the event. The rest participating countries, except for Ukraine, are represented by their deputy prime ministers and first deputy prime ministers.
The meeting is held in a narrow format behind closed doors. Later it will continue in the extended format. The participants will adopt decisions on the agenda and sign joint documents.
The press service of the Russian government earlier reported that the agenda of today’s meeting of the council includes 16 issues covering a wide range of topical areas of CIS activity. The main attention will be paid to developing trade and economic cooperation, joint work in the energy sector and health care, humanitarian area, improving food security and implementing the innovation cooperation program.
After the meeting, it is planned to sign a protocol between the parties to the Free Trade Agreement of October 18, 2011, on the rules and procedures of public procurement regulation, the Convention on the conservation of agrobiodiversity and endorse the Health of the population of the CIS member-countries strategy.
Besides, preparations are underway for signing an agreement on exchanging information on accidents at electricity generation facilities of the CIS member-countries and cooperation on the movement of radioactive sources. It is also planned that the Concept of cooperation between the CIS member-countries in the chemical industry and a plan of priority measures for its implementation will be adopted in Bishkek.