Uzbekistan’s President to chair CIS summit
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On December 18, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will preside over a videoconference of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of the Heads of State.
The summit agenda includes evaluation of the current state and prospects for development of multifaceted relations within the CIS in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as in the joint counteraction to new threats and challenges.
In his speech, the President of Uzbekistan is expected to outline the country’s vision for long-term tasks of the CIS, forward specific proposals for enhancing the practical cooperation.
At the session, heads of delegations will consider a draft 2030 concept of further development of the Commonwealth and an action plan for its implementation. The documents define strategic goals and key interaction aspects for the near and medium term.
Following the discussions, it is planned to adopt joint statements on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and on cooperation in ensuring international information security, as well as decisions on various aspects of the CIS activities, including on the venue for the next session of the Council of the Heads of State, in 2021.
This year, for the first time ever, Uzbekistan assumed the responsible mission of presidency in the Commonwealth.
In spite of the intricacies associated with the pandemic, the Concept of Uzbekistan’s chairmanship in the CIS has been realized to the fullest extent.
Meetings of the Council of Heads of Government, Economic Council, the Council of Foreign Ministers, and other statutory and sphere-based bodies of the CIS took place with success.
A number of important documents were adopted, including the Economic Development Strategy, Priority Areas of Cooperation in Transport, Strategy for Cooperation in Tourism, Sports and Youth Policy, and many others up to 2030.
In general, about 60 multilateral events have been held, over 70 documents been signed to facilitate the further development and consolidation of the CIS.