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Heads of CIS states to meet in Minsk in October

10 August 2013

The next meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of States will take place on October 25 in Minsk, the Executive Secretariat of the organization reported on Saturday.

On the eve of the event the next meeting of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers will also take place, where the agenda of the presidents' meeting will be discussed.

In the upcoming meeting of the Council of Permanent Representatives, which will be held on August 20, 2013 in Minsk, the members of the Council should form the projects of the agendas of upcoming meetings of Foreign Ministers Council and the Council of CIS heads of states jointly with Executive Committee of CIS.

The agenda of Foreign Ministers Council include 20 projects, among which there is also a strategy of cooperation in the sphere of tourism.

The major part of document projects has already been agreed upon by expert groups of member states' representatives and is in the stage of interstate coordination.

The preliminary agenda of the meeting of Head of States' Council include 18 issues. The Foreign Ministers Council approved the issue about declaring the 2014 year the Year of Tourism in CIS.

The Council of Foreign Ministers will also view a number of issues in the sphere of fighting against terrorism and extremism.