Prime Minister Leaves for Yalta to Attend CIS Summit

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan left for Yalta on October 7 to participate in the meeting of CIS Heads of Government. The Armenian Prime Minister’s delegation includes Defense Minister Vagharshak Haroutunian–Minister-Chief of Government Staff Shahen Karamanoukian–and other officials.

The Governmental Department for Public Relations and Information reported to Noyan Tapan that the Council of Heads of Government would discuss documen’s concerning the CIS bodies reforms on the following:

The CIS Executive Committee status;

The CIS Economic Council status;

The mechanism of enforcing decisions adopted by the CIS Council of Heads of State and Council of Heads of Government.

Documents dealing with the free trade zone establishment issue will likely be discussed. Topics include:

The implementation process of intergovernmental procedures needed for providing the Agreement on Free Trade Zone Establishment of April 15–1994 and the Protocol to it–adopted on April 2–1999–enter into force;

The Agreement on Regime of customs registration and control of goods transferred among the participating states of the Agreement on Free Trade Zone Establishment;

The Protocol on CIS participating states’ customs services relations in the process of special cargo and military products transfer;

The Intergovernmental Program of Small Entrepreneurship Support in the CIS framework;

The Intergovernmental Program on Creation and Application of intergovernmental standardized samples of materials’ and substances’ composition and characteristics for 1999-2001;

Introducing changes to the universal goods assortment of the international economic activities within the CIS.

Among the documen’s covering socio-economic–financial and other issues to be discussed by the Council are:

The international "Highly Reliable Pipeline Transport" program;

The Agreement on establishing the "CIS Carpets" transnational corporation;

The Agreement on Cooperation in forming information resources and systems–implementing intergovernmental programs for the CIS participating states in the information sphere;

The participation of World War II Veterans Organization representatives of the CIS participating states in the military parade devoted to the 55th anniversary of the Victory in World War II of 1941-1945;

The unique memorial sign entitled "1941-1945 World Veteran" on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Victory in World War II;

The Draft Protocol to the Agreement among the CIS participating states on social and legal guarantees to servicemen–retired military personnel–and members of their families of February 14–1992;

The Concept of exchanging information of routine activities and automation of CIS participating states military forces management;

The implementation process of the Intergovernmental program of activities targeted at perpetuating the memories of civilians who perished to protect their Motherland and victims of 1941-1945 World War II–adopted in a resolution of the Council of Heads of State of October 21–1994;

Allocating assignmen’s for establishing and developing a common anti-aircraft defense system for the CIS participating states for 2000 and providing operation of the Council of CIS participating states Defense Ministers standing Coordination Committee on anti-aircraft defense;

The Single budget regime for the CIS bodies financed by the budgetary resources of the CIS participating states;

The results of the verification of monetary resources use being assigned by the governmen’s to provide the activities of the CIS bodies;

The single budget of the CIS bodies finances by the budgetary resources of the CIS participating states for 2000;

The assignment of deputy chairmen for the CIS Executive Committee – Executive Secretary.

Bilateral meetings of the Prime Minister with Georgian state minister Lordkipanidze and Ukrainian Prime Minister Pustovoytenko are also expected–the Governmental Public Relations and Information service reported.


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