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DECISION OF COMMONWEALTHS OF INDEPENDENT STATES COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS

of October 15, 2015

About activities of Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

1. Take into consideration Information on activities of Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States it (is applied).

2. Note system work of Council for development of information cooperation on space of the CIS, and also its essential contribution to publicizing of multidimensional interaction within the Commonwealth and everyday life of the State Parties of the CIS.

3. Recommend to Council to continue enhancement of mechanisms of information exchange on space of the Commonwealth of Independent States for active assistance to integration processes.

from the Azerbaijan Republic

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from the Republic of Tajikistan

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from the Russian Federation

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from the Republic of Belarus

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from the Republic of Armenia

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from Turkmenistan

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from the Republic of Kazakhstan

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from the Republic of Uzbekistan

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from the Kyrgyz Republic

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from Ukraine

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from the Republic of Moldova

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Information on activities of Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - Information council of the CIS) is created by the Agreement on creation of Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States of November 3, 1995.

Now members of Information council of the CIS are heads of the state news agencies of Azerbaijan ("АзерТАдж"), Armenia ("Арменпресс"), Belarus (BelTA), Kazakhstan (Kazinform), Kyrgyzstan (Kabar), Moldova (Moldpres), Russia (TASS) and Tajikistan (Hovar). In 2009-2013 actively cooperated with Information council of the CIS and the management of national news agency of Ukraine took part in work of its meetings (Ukrinform). Official invitations to participation in work of Information council of the CIS are regularly sent heads of the state news agencies of Turkmenistan ("The Turkmen dovlt хабарлар guluga") and Uzbekistan (OUSE).

The chairman of Information council of the CIS is the CEO of ITAR-TASS News Agency of TASS S. V. Mikhaylov.

Meetings of Information council of the CIS are held according to the Regulations on Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States which are integral part of the Agreement of November 3, 1995, at least two times a year.

According to Regulations on Council of heads of the state news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States enter circle of its main objectives, in particular:

development of recommendations of the state news agencies about creation of optimum conditions for free distribution of information;

organization of experience exchange of professional activity;

development of recommendations about accomplishment of the made decisions concerning cooperation in the information sphere;

assistance to development of information telecommunications and bonds of the State Parties of the CIS;

development of offers of normative legal regulation of information exchange.

Work of Information council of the CIS will be organized taking into account decisions of Council of the heads of states and Council of CIS Heads of Government, the Concept of further development of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other documents determining the strategy of development for the CIS.

With the assistance of Information council of the CIS are developed the Concept of forming of information space of the Commonwealth of Independent States of October 18, 1996 and the Perspective plan of preparation of documents and actions for its realization of November 25, 1998. Among the documents developed by Information council of the CIS based on the Concept, - the Convention on the status of the correspondent representing mass media of the State Party of the Commonwealth of Independent States in other states of the Commonwealth of April 16, 2004 which is designed to protect professional interests of journalists in the State Parties of the CIS, to provide optimum conditions for their work.

Information council of the CIS takes active part in preparation and carrying out the special media projects devoted to anniversaries of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Large joint international projects were realized in connection with the celebration of the 60 anniversary (2005), the 65 anniversaries (2010) and 70 anniversaries (2015) of the Victory.

In 2010 to the 65 anniversary of the Victory with the assistance of Information council of the CIS joint projects were performed - the website "Veterans is created based on BelTA. Soldiers of the Great Victory" (http://www.veteran.by/ru) also issues with assistance of TASS calendar which circulation was widespread in bodies of the State Parties of the CIS.

During preparation and the celebration of the 70 anniversary of the Victory all members of Information council of the CIS regularly covered the events devoted to this date on the information tapes. Big thematic Sections were created on the websites "Armenpress", BelTA, Kabar, Kazinform, TASS.

In 2015 according to the decision of Information council of the CIS the photo exhibition "70 years of the Victory" prepared by news agencies of the State Parties of the CIS was created. More than 90 archive pictures of different years of the Great Patriotic War tell about fights on fronts, guerrilla movement, work of the back for supply of Red Army men with all necessary for the Victory, the children who replaced the parents at machines at the plants and factories. In pictures also photos of memorials where veterans gather to honor memory of brother-soldiers are provided. The photo exhibition is posted in the special section of the website of Association of national news agencies of the CIS (ANIA) to the address www.ania-news.info/exhibition70/index.html.

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