The CIS is developing a plan of key activities on humanitarian cooperation for 2023-2024. In order to agree on the document, a meeting of an expert group was held at the Minsk headquarters of the Commonwealth.
The participants in the discussion were representatives of the Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Armenian, Russian, Kazakh, Tajik and Uzbek states, as well as delegates of the Interstate Fund for Human Cooperation, the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth and the Secretariat of the IPA Council of the Commonwealth.
The experts considered recommendations to the draft Plan that had been made by the stakeholders. As a result of the discussion of the participants in the meeting, the draft Plan was agreed upon as a whole. It took into account both the proposals by the Commonwealth member states and the draft decisions adopted by the Council of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth on this issue. In addition, participants of the meeting stressed the need to improve some points of the document by the initiating parties.
It is expected that after the completion of the procedure of expert review of the draft Plan of key steps on humanitarian cooperation for 2023-2024, it will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Council of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth and the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth.
The plan is being developed for coordinated multilateral cooperation in educational, scientific, cultural, media, book publishing, information, sports, tourism, and a number of other areas.
Coordination of joint activities in the humanitarian sphere on the basis of the developed plans showed positive results in the direction of strengthening ties and establishing contacts in this direction. For the first time they began to develop two-year plans in 2008. The initiator was the Council on humanitarian cooperation of the CIS member states.
The forthcoming document has ten sections. It includes more than 300 events. When developing the Plan, we also took into account the fact that 2023 was declared the Year of the Russian language, the language of inter-ethnic communication in the Commonwealth.
Source and photo: cis.minsk.by