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DECISION OF COUNCIL OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of May 23, 2008

About increase in overall performance of Mir Intergovernmental TV & Radio Company during transition on full-scale TV and broadcasting of channels on the Commonwealth of Independent States as important means of interstate, international communication

In view of the information and broadcasting and technical potential achieved by Mir Intergovernmental TV & Radio Company (MTRK "World")

recognizing important role of MTRK "World" in realization of interstate information policy, its constructive contribution to humanitarian state cooperation - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

considering necessary transition of MTRK "World" on full-scale TV and broadcasting for the purpose of full accomplishment of tasks of information support of integration processes in the Commonwealth of Independent States at new stage of its development,

The Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

1. Within the Plan of the main actions for implementation of the Concept of further development of the CIS approved by the Decision of Council of heads of states of the CIS of October 5, 2007 to charge to MTRK "World" to provide preparation of the teleradio programs fully answering to urgent tasks of the Commonwealths of Independent States updating, covering of significant events of political, social and economic and cultural life of the State Parties of the Commonwealth.

2. Approve the decision of Interstate Coordination Council of MTRK "World" on transition of television broadcasting of MTRK "World" to 24-hour broadcasting in 2009.

To the governments of the states - founders of MTRK "World" to render broadcasting company assistance necessary for transition on full-scale TV also broadcasting in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

3. Draw the attention of the states - founders of MTRK "World" to need of accomplishment in full of obligations on annual equity in financing of activities of broadcasting company.

Suggest the governments of the states - founders of the CIS to consider the possibility of increase in financing of MTRK "World" at least for 50%, and also separate financing of the program of its transfer to modern digital and multimedia technologies.

Charge to prepare MTRK "World" for the regular meeting of Council of CIS Heads of Government of the offer on providing full-scale TV and broadcastings, and also transfer of production base of national branches and representative offices of broadcasting company on modern digital and multimedia technologies.

4. Considering successful experience of broadcasting of MTRK "World" in the Republic of Belarus and the Kyrgyz Republic, to consider expedient expansion of broadcasting of MTRK "World" in other states - founders of broadcasting company. - founders of MTRK "World" to render the governments of the states assistance in obtaining for this purpose in accordance with the established procedure of frequencies and licenses for broadcasting.

5. Suggest the governments of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan to render assistance of MTRK "World" in receipt in accordance with the established procedure of frequencies and licenses for television broadcasting for the purpose of implementation of decisions of Council of CIS Heads of Government on urgent measures for development of Mir Intergovernmental TV & Radio Company of January 17, 1997 and about further activities of Mir Intergovernmental TV & Radio Company in the founder states of MTRK "World" of October 7, 2002.

6. To the governments of the states - founders of MTRK "World" to recommend to the state and public teleradio organizations of the State Parties of the CIS and MTRK "World" to sign the agreement on creation of television interstate information pool till November 1, 2008 and to begin mutual exchange of video records about the major social and political events in the State Parties of the Commonwealth no later than January 1, 2009.

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