Uzbek president attacks Poroshenko for skipping CIS summit in Minsk

Uzbek President Islam Karimov attacked his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, for not attending a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk on Friday.

CIS Executive Committee silent on whether Ukraine will participate in summit in Minsk

The CIS Executive Committee does not say whether Ukraine will participate in a CIS summit in Minsk next month and who will lead the Ukrainian delegation if it does.

Belarus scraps licensing requirement for imports of certain goods from CIS countries

The Council of Ministers directed on Friday that a licensing requirement for importers of beer, cement, plate glass, empty bottles and pastas should not apply to those importing the goods from the CIS countries that signed the Commonwealth's free trade agreement in October

Lukashenka suggests that CIS countries should help Tajikistan guard its border with Afghanistan

  It is important for all CIS countries to enhance security at Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said while meeting with CIS media leaders in Minsk on Monday.

Head coach of national soccer team wants Belarusian clubs to join CIS league

  The head coach of the Belarusian national soccer team said on Monday that he would back a single CIS league if it was entered by at least two Belarusian clubs.

Belarus outlines priorities during its chairmanship of CIS

  The Belarusian foreign ministry has outlined the main objectives that the country plans to pursue during its chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2013.

Lukashenka to stay in Moscow on Monday, Tuesday

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka will stay in Moscow on December 19 and 20 to take part in a number of top-level meetings in the framework of multilateral integration alliances, according to the presidential press office.

Prime Minister Myasnikovich to attend international conference to be held in Minsk this week to mark 20th CIS founding anniversary

  Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich will attend an international conference that will be held in Minsk on September 28 and 29 to mark the 20th founding anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Inflation in Belarus 5.7 times higher than CIS average

  Inflation in Belarus in the first half of 2011 was 5.7 times higher than the average level of the Commonwealth of Independent States, reported the CIS Statistics Committee.

CIS long-term observers for Belarus’ presidential election expected to arrive within next few days

CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, a former chief of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, is expected to head the mission...

There are all conditions for Belarus to meet social and economic development targets for five-year period, prime minister says

Alyaksandr Lukashenka received Belarusian Prime Minsiter Syarhey Sidorski who briefed him on preparations for meetings of the heads of government...

CIS court accepts for examination Belarus’ suit against Russian export duty

A board of the CIS Economic Court on April 21 accepted for examination a suit filed by Minsk against the customs duty applied by Russia to exports of petrochemical products and “petrochemical raw materials” to Belarus, Be

Belarus ranks fourth among CIS countries in terms of average pay in 2009

Average pay was $628 in Russia, $455 in Kazakhstan, $371 in Azerbaijan, $356 in Belarus and $239 in Ukraine. According to the National Statistics Committee,...

Lukashenka urges CIS countries to intensify IT cooperation

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka called on the CIS member states to intensify cooperation in the sphere of information technologies while speaking at a forum on information and communication technologies in Minsk on Thursday.

Year 2008 was most successful for CIS, official says

  The year 2008 was the most successful for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergei Lebedev, executive secretary of the CIS, told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

Official plays up CIS standards for international election observation

  Belarus’ top election official said that international election observation met world standards only within the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Belarus said to have second-highest GDP growth among CIS countries in first 10 months

  Belarus ranked second among seven countries of the 11-member Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in terms of GDP growth in the first 10 months of 2008, according to the CIS Statistics Committee.

First group of CIS long-term election observers to leave for provinces on August 12

  The first group of long-term election observers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are to leave for Belarus’ provinces on August 12 to familiarize themselves with the progress of the parliamentary campaign.

Belarus could supply CIS countries with food at low prices in exchange for cheap oil, Lukashenka says

If there are problems with the import of oil from Russia, Belarus will be able to use oil produced in Venezuela...

CIS justice ministers confer in Minsk

The Third Session of the CIS Council of Justice Ministers was held in Minsk on May 28.