Armenian News | 19.05.2009
CIS experts held talks on Free Trade Zone Agreement
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ First session of the expert work group of CIS member states took place at the office of CIS Executive Committee. The session was devoted to the issue of negotiations over the draft Agreement on Free Trade Zone, submitted by the ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation.
According to the press office of the CIS Executive Committee, representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Russia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Ukraine, CIS executive committee participated in the work of the session. Representatives of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan did not take part.
All member states preliminary submitted remarks and suggestions regarding the draft Agreement on Free Trade Zone.
Members of the session made a decision to request the ministry of economic development of RF to finalize the draft agreement on Free Trade Zone in respect to outcomes of discussions and submit it by July 15, 2009 to the CIS Executive Committee for directing to the CIS member states.
Besides, participants of the session asked to specify the position of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in respect to their participation in the works aimed at harmonization of the draft agreement. An appeal to the government of Turkmenistan was adopted with request to join the works of CIS member states’ expert group aimed at negotiations of the draft Agreement on Free Trade Zone.
The next session of the work group will take place in June in Moscow.