The first meeting of the Advisory Council of Interdepartmental Working Group on Inter-Ethnic Relations
: 20/09/2011

August 25, 2011 in the building of the Government of the Russian Federation there was the first meeting of the Advisory Council of the interdepartmental working group on inter-ethnic relations, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. Participants of the work of the Council were representatives of different national, religious associations, the scientific community. Indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation were represented by "LIENIP" (President Gulvayra Kutsenko) and RAIPON (President Sergei Kharyuchi).

At a meeting of the Board they discussed the draft action plan for implementation of the state national policy for 2011-2012, as well as forms of interaction between institutions of civil society and the federal executive bodies in the field of national policy.

"Today is the first meeting. It gives us hope that we can comprehend and agree on any matter," said the Deputy Prime Minister after the meeting.

The Advisory Board was established on the results of the meeting of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with heads of national and religious groups which took place on 19 July 2011 The Advisory Board will meet quarterly, soon a concrete work plan will be created.

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