17 March 2010, Wednesday, 11:29

President RB to take part in the meeting of Russian regions’ governors Council under Russian Ministry of foreign affairs

author: news-agency "Bashinform"

The President RB Murtaza Rakhimov will participate in the XV meeting of the Russian regions’ governors Council under Russian Ministry of foreign affairs under the chairmanship of Russian Minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today. The aspects of interaction between Russian regions and UNO international organizations and the tasks on organization of acceptance of foreign citizens and Russian compatriots, living abroad, to the Russian institutes will be under discussion.

The heads of Russian regions, representatives of Russian President’s Administration and federal executive power bodies will take part in the gathering.

The President RB Murtaza Rakhimov will take the floor with the report concerning interaction of Bashkortostan with UNO international organizations.

Cooperation with UNIDO

The cooperation of Bashkortostan with UNIDO is realized within the frames of the integrated UNIDO program on Republic of Bashkortostan, approved in 1999 in accordance with the cooperation agreement between Bashkortostan and UNIDO. The program is aimed at establishment of the system for support of industry, assistance to investments, control over harmful influence of industry upon environment and waste treatment. Several large projects with participation of UNIDO experts have been developed in Bashkortostan and the most important are the construction of the polyether plant “POLYEF” in the town of Blagoveshensk and putting of the UMAGUZINSKOE water reservoir with the hydroelectric station into exploitation.

Cooperation with UNESCO

The committee on UNESCO affairs was established in Bashkortostan more than ten years ago. Since then plenty of socially significant projects in sphere of education and science, culture, national and informational policy have become a reality and the main goal of all these projects were the assistance to cultural, intellectual and educational development of the Republican multinational population and cooperation with other Russian regions, foreign countries and UNESCO partners.

The presentation of Bashkortostan at UNESCO headquarters in Paris “Bashkortostan: 450 years together with Russia”, organized in March 2008, has become a remarkable event in the international life and the cooperation communiqué between Government RB and UNESCO has been signed the same time.

In 2009 the President RB Murtaza Rakhimov has entered the staff of the commission on UNESCO affairs in accordance with the decree of Russian Government.

Participation of Bashkortostan in the UNO Development Program

The cooperation between Bashkortostan and the UNO development Program representative office in Russia started in 2000.

Within the frames of the Program the first in Russia regional report about development of human potential in Republic of Bashkortostan for 2008 has been published in our Republic in 2009. It represents the analytical review on the most actual problems of human development in Bashkortostan as one of the leaders by the index of human potential development in the country. The report shows the social portrait of the Republic, proving that Bashkortostan possesses one of the highest levels of social protection in the country.

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The Russian regions’ governors Council under Russian Ministry of foreign affairs was formed in 2003 on the base of the State Council’s recommendations and in accordance with the instructions of the President of Russia. The Council is called to assist the regions in development of their international and external economic ties and to provide for the possibility of their participation in preparation of the proposals on these or those external political initiatives. The Minister of foreign affairs RF is the Council’s Chairman. Every Russian federal district (7) delegates the governor of one of its regions to the Council and these governors are changed every year. The decisions of the Council have the character of recommendations and the Chairman of the Council introduces the report about the decisions, reached by the Council to Russian Government and to the President of Russia with the purpose of taking these decisions when realizing the external political and external economic strategy of the country into account.