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|Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) * 15 years|
In 2006, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.
December 8, 1991 is widely regarded as the date of the CIS's birth while Visculi residence in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha -where the leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine signed a trilateral Agreement on CIS formation - as its birthplace. Two weeks later, on December 21, most of the present-day CIS member-states joined these three republics of the former USSR in Alma-Ata (with Georgia acceding in 1993). They adopted a set of documents that, in fact, became a legal framework for establishing the CIS in its present form.
Today, the Commonwealth comprises 12 sovereign states, i.e. the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.
They interact within the Commonwealth through its charter bodies, such as the Council of the Heads of States, the Council of the Heads of Governments, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Economic Council, the Council of Defense Ministers, the Council of Commanders-in-Chief of Frontier Troops, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, the Economic Court, and the CIS Executive Committee. In performing their functions, the superior and charter bodies rely on an elaborate network of inter-state and inter-government councils that are set up on the basis of agreements signed between the countries in the concrete fields of cooperation.
The heads of the states identified integration in the sphere of the economy, countermeasures designed to deal with the present-day challenges and threats, and intensification of collaboration in the humanitarian sphere as priority areas of cooperation within the CIS at this stage.
In connection with the 15th anniversary of CIS establishment, the Council of the Heads of States at its meeting which was held on August 26,2005 in Kazan took a decision to declare 2006 the year of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The text was prepared by the CIS Executive Committee
Text from the official flyer “CIS” of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
|Date : 19.09.2006|
|Metal : Ag 925|
|Diameter, mm : 38.61|
|Weight, g : 31.10|
|Mintage, St. : 5000|
|Minted by : |
The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
|Design : |
|Das GUS-Logo auf der Rückseite der Silbermünze wurden im Temperdruckverfahren gelb und blau gefärbt.|
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