Representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the CIS Executive Committee also arrived to participate in Dushanbe meeting.
14 issues on the agenda of the sixth CBS meeting were considered. Farhod K. Rahimi, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, was unanimously elected the CBS Chairman. Before him, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan M.Zh. Zhurinov served as Chairman.
The presentation “On the Activities and International Cooperation of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan”, made by the Academy’s President F. Rahimi, was followed by a discussion on promising areas for the development of cooperation between the organizations represented in the meeting. There were defined promising areas for the development of cooperation between the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, including:
1. Space exploration and use, astrophysics;
2. Lidar atmosphere studies;
3. IR spectroscopy of natural and agricultural objects;
4. Renewable energy;
5. IT development based on modern mathematical methods;
6. Use of unique natural resources of Tajikistan for plant breeding;
7. Use of medicinal plants of Tajikistan and Belarus to create new pharmaceutical products;
8. Research in Earth sciences, including seismology;
9. Research and preservation of historical and cultural heritage.
The meeting participants discussed the progress of work on the draft Agreement on the Coordination of Interstate Relations in Basic Research of the CIS countries and the draft Treaty on Establishing the Interstate Fund for Scientific Research of the CIS countries.
Consideration of the List of Promising Research Projects representing the priority areas of basic research of the CIS member states was one of the issues on the agenda. The participants agreed to submit the List, once finalized, for consideration by the CIS Heads of Government and further implementation of projects in 2019-2022.
At the meeting, it was decided to give the Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and S.U. Umarov Physical and Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan status of basic organizations of the CIS member states in training researchers in physics and physical and technical sciences.
The CBS members considered the venue of the Forum of Scientists of the CIS Member States in 2020. At the suggestion of the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the city of Minsk was chosen as the venue for the next forum. The event is scheduled to take place in the second half of September 2020. It will be coordinated with the Session of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS) and the 8th CBS meeting.
Consideration of the issue on interactions between the CBS and the IAAS resulted in signing the Agreement on Cooperation between the International Association of Academies of Sciences and the CIS Council for Cooperation in Basic Science. The Agreement is aimed at joining efforts in order to implement measures on supporting the development of basic science.
Head of the Department for International Scientific and Technical Cooperation
of the NAS of Belarus
Vladimir V. Podkopaev
The Agreement on establishment of the CIS Council for Cooperation in Basic Science was signed by the CIS Heads of Government Council on 19 May, 2011. The Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and Ukraine are the parties to the Agreement. The main objective of the Council is to create favorable conditions for the development, coordination and consistent deepening of cooperation in basic science among the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.