Kazan was met by the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev warmly in every sense. He thanked the host country and the hospitality and good weather — not only on its own behalf, but on behalf of the CIS heads of government who gathered in the capital of Tatarstan, to discuss further ways of cooperation. “You did everything, even the weather managed to cope,” joked Medvedev.
Meeting of the Council of CIS heads of governments Medvedev described as “substantial”. In particular, it was signed over a dozen documents on various issues, including innovation cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting, the growth of transport security, nuclear power, etc. as priority directions of the Russian Prime Minister highlighted cooperation in scientific-technical and innovation spheres. “In the next three years we will actively develop joint projects in these areas. For example, a project on joint use of the innovation infrastructure. Will be created and the Association of technoparks of the CIS”, — told reporters Dmitry Medvedev.
Yesterday signed an agreement on joint use of unique experimental complex on the basis of the Kazakh research Tokomak. We are talking about thermonuclear facility for studying materials in fusion mode loads (for example, in a nuclear explosion or in space). The Russian Prime Minister stressed that the results of such studies will be needed in the modernization of nuclear reactors.
In addition, the heads of governments deciding what joint action they can take to protect intellectual property rights and combating counterfeit goods: in today’s digital society, have to find new ways of dealing with scammers who pose a threat not only to States in General, but also the health and safety of ordinary people. The heads of governments of the CIS have agreed to improve legislation in this direction, and to cooperate more effectively in the field of transport security.
Still, some joint projects are implemented in the CIS is not as fast as originally anticipated. Thus, the agreement on the establishment of a single electricity market was signed 10 years ago, and it was not.
“Until recently, the level of implementation of the agreement was short — diplomatically Medvedev put it, only now we are bringing the national legislation to the General requirements, and as soon as we do this, we can say that in the CIS will develop a single market in which all are interested. On the implementation of the agreement a positive influence should have the project which is realized in the Eurasian Union, where the single electricity market is expected to be in place by 1 July 2019,” — said Medvedev.