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China is reliable partner of CIS, Sergei Lebedev says

CIS countries consider China a reliable and equal partner, said chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev in Minsk 28 September.

Prospects for the development of integration, as well as preliminary results of the 25th anniversary of the CIS were discussed in Minsk September 28.     

The Academy of Sciences brought together about 300 experts, including CIS Executive Committee officials, diplomats and politicians.

The CIS integration association became the foundation on which the post-Soviet countries have established the political and humanitarian dialogue.

But now the Commonwealth needs economic reboot. Exactly in one month Minsk will bring together heads of governments of CIS member states.

An agreement on free trade and services between the countries of the Commonwealth should be finalized by the summit.

Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary:
All Commonwealth countries have always been determined to build a mutually beneficial and constructive relations with the West, and with the eastern partners. As for China, it is our reliable partner, the partner of all countries of the Commonwealth. We see this cooperation with China as an equal and mutually beneficial.

And I think one more proof of this is the visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus to China.

During two days the participants of the International scientific-practical conference should agree on the deepening of tourist relations, integration in the fight against terrorism, the establishment of projects in the field of science.

For a more productive cooperation between scientists it is necessary to create a uniform base to protect intellectual property.

Piotr Vityaz, chief of staff of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus: 
That question has not yet been fully resolved. And, most importantly, it is not the same when it comes to legislation in our countries. We need to think how to unify them, because today intangible assets in CIS countries account for more than half of GDP. 

China is reliable partner of CIS, Sergei Lebedev says