|In Yalta, held an informal summit of CIS|
At the weekend took place in Yalta on the informal summit of CIS. On Friday night, opening the “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk, Alexander Lukashenko said that he was going to Ukraine to congratulate Yanukovych on his anniversary. Incidentally, the working program of the six presidents gathered in the Livadia Palace (Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine), was informative. As it became known, they have agreed to continue work on a new treaty on free trade zone and to consider this issue at the next meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS States. The desire to solve the economic problems together can breathe new life into the Commonwealth.
All participants of the informal meeting of a positive view of its outcome. The liberalization of trade between the CIS countries is becoming a priority for the development of this regional organization. Engine of these processes acts Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. Played a significant role as Ukraine’s intention to actively operate in the Commonwealth.
Particular emphasis on the economy today seems quite logical. First, in our region also makes itself felt global crisis, from which the best solution collectively. Secondly, the two decades since the collapse of Soviet Union, former Soviet republics were able to build a new relationship in which economic relations play a cementing role. “Ensuring the growth of living standards of citizens and improve their well-being are the main aims of the CIS in the present conditions, but also consider strengthening the economic cooperation a priority for the Commonwealth,” – said a joint statement following a meeting of Heads of State.
In Crimea, the press office of the President, were also discussed investment cooperation and joint projects of transport and tourism infrastructure.
At the summit in Yalta there was one clear focus – sports. 2012, recall, declared the Year of Sport and healthy living in the CIS. In Ukraine, will be the European football championship. In 2014 held in Sochi Winter Olympic Games, and, of course, the world hockey championship in Minsk. The Presidents noted the desirability of joint participation of stakeholders in the construction and upgrading of stadiums and other sports facilities and necessary infrastructure.
There is one important common theme. In Ukraine, CIS heads of state expressed their support for next April in Kiev International Conference “Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster. Guaranteeing the Future” …
On Sunday night, told me the head of the press-service of President Paul Light, held talks Alexander Lukashenko and Viktor Yanukovych. They take the form of one on one, without the press. It is known that the Belarusian-Ukrainian relations today, there are many serious issues that will certainly also discussed the Presidents.
Traditionally, the big question – that economic and trade cooperation. The problem of turnover – to reach and surpass pre-crisis level. The new Ukrainian leadership is of the same course to strengthen ties with Belarus, which followed the previous leaders of this country, and more – making further steps forward. Those relatively minor problems that existed before, now removed. In general, the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, have established a favorable, warm climate. The two countries can easily implement international cooperative projects involving third countries – will be of mutual benefit.
Author of: Igor Kolchenko