Tajik Prime Minister Rasoul Qohirzoda will participate in a session of the CIS Council of Heads of Government that will take place in the digital video-conference format on November 6.   

A source within the Tajik government says the meeting participants are expected to discuss issues related to the plan of actions on implementation of the first stage (2021-2025) of the CIS economic growth strategy for the period up to 2030.  

The document reportedly aims to determine goals and objectives of the CIS economic development for the next decade and the main areas of economic cooperation on the basis of the analysis of the global economic processes and the development potential of the CIS countries.

The implementation of the strategy will help increase the competitiveness of the economies of the countries, improve the wellbeing of their citizens, and strengthen their positions in the world economic relations,” the press service said.

The CIS Council of Heads of Government was established on December 21, 1991.  The council is the second major body in the CIS after the CIS Council of Heads of State, and consists of the prime ministers of all member states.  The council coordinates the CIS member states'' cooperation in economic, social and other areas of their common interests, and adopts corresponding decisions through consensus.  The session of the CIS Council of Heads of Government is convened twice a year, normally in winter and autumn.  Extraordinary meetings are summoned on the initiative of the government of a member state.

Founded in 1991 as a regional association of former Soviet republics, the CIS now consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  Ukraine and Turkmenistan are associate members of the organization.  Georgia pulled out quitted of the organization in 2009.