Issues related to humanitarian cooperation between the CIS countries were discussed in Minsk today. As Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the CIS, emphasised in his interview with reporters, cooperation in the humanitarian sphere was an important component of the Concept of Cooperation amongst the CIS Countries which was adopted in October 2007. He said that members of the Commonwealth of Independent States had delivered breakthroughs in this area over the last 5 years.
The 7th meeting of the Committee on Economic Affairs under the CIS Economic Council was held at the CIS Executive Committee Department in Moscow on Monday. A representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation took part in the activities of the Committee.
Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Japan took place in Minsk on 19 July, as reported by the Information Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
As reported by the BELTA information agency, a priest from Belarus will be the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia attached to the Patriarch of Alexandria. The agency has been informed of this by the Belarusian Exarchate.
The regular session of State Duma of the Russian Federation has ended and the Deputies are on vacation. However analysts and political scientists are continuing to analyse the outcomes of the Duma activities for the year. Their assessments are contradictory. The spring session of the State Duma will be remembered for its several concurrent initiatives which have been particularly criticised. Notably, according to Fontanka.ru, these were principally a range of prohibitions e.g. those against adoption, smoking or the ownership of foreign accounts.
Vladimir Makey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, met with Sergey Naryshkin, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, during his working visit to the Russian Federation.
There is a proposal to introduce a new type of mandatory social insurance In Russia from 2014.
Vladimir Makey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, will visit Moscow on 10 July. This was reported to journalists today by Alexander Lukashevich, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
From 3 - 5 July the IX Meeting of the Inter-Academy Council of Russia and Belarus, on issues of the development of the Union State, will be held in Vologda. The programme of events at the meeting includes holding an International Scientific and Practical Conference on “Integration of the structure of the Union State as a Key Tool in the Implementation of the Security Policies of Russia and Belarus".
On 27 June the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Mikhail Myasnikovich, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Republic of Lithuania and to the Republic of Belarus (concurrent) Harri Mäki-Reinikka, as reported by the Government's press service.
The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus adopted a Draft Law on Ratification of the Protocol between the Government of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation to the Agreement between the Government of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on the Mutual Transfer into Ownership and Lease of Land Plots, dated 26 May 2009.
An official visit of the President of Belarus to Kazakhstan is planned for the autumn of 2013, as was announced by Ergali Bulegenov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Belarus, at the press conference in the BELTA Press Centre.
Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, as reported by the Kremlin press service.
The Government of Russia approved a draft agreement with Belarus on its readmission, together with an executive protocol on the procedure for its implementation. The relevant decree was signed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev - the press service of the Government of Russia has reported.
The next round of consultations on contractual and legal issues will be held by the ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Ukraine on 25-26 June in Minsk.
The Union State has become a leader of the Eurasian integration processes thanks to the experience gained over the years of Belarusian-Russian cooperation. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the Union State Parliamentary Assembly Sergei Naryshkin during the round-table discussion at the international forum “Eurasian Economic Prospects”. According to him, the knowledge gained should be actively used in the process of the Common Economic Space formation.
The meeting took place on 6th May, 2013 in Krasnogorsk, Moscow region. Following its results Dmitry Medvedev gave the following assignments...
On April 26th the State Duma of the Russian Federation unanimously ratified the Protocol on Amendments to the Russian-Belarusian intergovernmental agreement on a uniform migration card. The protocol had been drawn up by the Belarusian party.
President of Belarus, Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, Alexander Lukashenko has conferred the Order of Friendship of Peoples on Russian President Vladimir Putin, BelTA informs.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated Serzh Sargsyan on the resounding triumph in the presidential elections in Armenia.