The First Meeting of the Statutory Forum of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

      On 17 June 2011 Ms Svetlana Herasimovich, Chairperson of Minsk Province Council of Deputies, member of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies, took part in the first meeting of the Statutory Forum of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CLRACE) in Strasbourg (French Republic). Among the items on the agenda were the reform of the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe's neighborhood policy, the renewed dialogue with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the priorities of the Ukraine’s chairmanship in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and CLRACE budget for 2012 — 2013.
      In the framework of participation in the event Ms Svetlana Herasimovich had a meeting with Mr Andreas Kiefer, CLRACE Secretary General. The sides discussed the main ways to further strengthen dialogue between the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies and CLRACE. On the same day the Chairperson of the Minsk Province Council of Deputies had meetings with the representatives of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Estonia.