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On the 2nd June, 2011 in Yerevan (Armenia) the 17th meeting of the Coordination Council of the CIS member states for Informatization attached to RCC was held.

The meeting of the Coordinating Council was attended by delegations of national bodies for informatization of the Republic of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and the representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, as well as the guests from the Representatives of the Communications Administrations of Latvia and the Republic of Slovenia, as well as representatives of international organizations.

The Chairman of the Coordination Council, the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Igor O. Shchegolev chaired the meeting.

At the meeting of the Coordinating Council the draft strategy of cooperation of CIS member states in the construction and development of Information Society (the Strategy) and Action Plan for its implementation up to 2015 (Action Plan) were discussed. The Strategy is a set of agreed views of the RCC participants' countries, which reflect their common vision for building the information society in the CIS. Taking into account that the adoption of the Strategy is an important factor in shaping the information space of CIS countries, using ICTs, the Council requested the RCC Executive Committee to forward the draft of the above documents to the CIS Executive Committee for their approval in the prescribed manner by the Council of CIS Heads of Government. Accompanying documents is entrusted by the decision of the Council to the RCC Executive Committee in conjunction with the RCC Informatization Commission. It is recommended to CAs to use these documents in preparation and implementation of national construction and development of information society.

The Council was briefed on the use of e-government technology for development and modernization of the economies of the RCC participants' countries. Meeting participants noted that the use of e-government technology contributes to the implementation of measures aimed at modernizing and technological development of economy and provides a new level of interaction between state, society and business with the potential of ICT.

Coordinating Council recognized the utility to continue to exchange experiences and best practices of using e-government technology in the RCC participants' countries. Given this, the Council requested the RCC Informatization Commission to continue to examine measures taken by governments on the application of e-government technologies in the RCC participants' countries and to provide information at the next meeting of the Coordinating Council. In this regard, the RCC recommended to actively participate in improving methods for collecting, processing and reporting to international organizations about the state of development of e-government and ICT sector as a whole, to provide the international organizations with the status of e-government and ICT sector as a whole, including those based on the results of continuous monitoring and analysis of indicators of ICT development, formed by international organizations.

At the meeting of the Coordinating Council the information on international approaches, as well as events held in the CIS countries on formation within the Internet of the infrastructure of the international cross-border space of trust, based on the use of modern information and sound technology, regulated institutional solutions and regulatory frameworks.

During consideration of this issue formation model and operation of cross-border space of trust based on the Internet of the CIS (Model PD-T) and the main approaches to further develop models of PD-T in the system design and develop a package of regulatory and technical documents were presented by the Coordination Council Commission on Information Security in conjunction with the RCC Informatization Commission.

Commission on Information Security in conjunction with the RCC Informatization Commission were tasked to finalize the Convention (the agreement) on the recognition of the legal value of electronic documents in the international exchange of information between the CIS countries based on models of PD-T, and also to consider suggestions received from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) regarding interoperability of services of information exchange between individuals and legal entities, including agencies, taking into account European and global experience, and based on principles developed in the Model DD-T.

Simultaneously, the RCC Informatization Commission in conjunction with the RCC Commission for Coordination of international cooperation was mandated to coordinate and represent the common position of the RCC for Standardization IT in ECE and UN/CEFACT.

The Council considered a number of domestic activities. In particular, for the next term of the Vice-Chairman of the Coordinating Council was elected Minister of Communications and Informatization of Belarus Nikolai P. Panteley.

Members of the Coordinating Council highlighted the need for continued cooperation in ICT and developing joint action in matters of building an information society in the RCC participants' countries. The 18th meeting of the Coordinating Council is decided to be held in the 4th quarter of 2011.

The participants expressed gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Minister of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia for their warm hospitality and excellent organization of the meeting.