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The meeting in a press - the centre the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs treats regions for a contractual fever

Yesterday in a press - the centre the Ministry of Foreign Affairs there has passed the second session of the Advisory council of subjects of federation on international and to foreign economic relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. On Zubovsky representatives of all of 76 subjects of federation, workers of Presidential Administration, governmental body and members of parliament have gathered. It was a question of coordination of the international activity of all federal structures, differently - about division of labour between the centre and regions and association of efforts in a foreign policy field.

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs puzzled with the decree of the president about coordination of the international activity of federal structures, precisely works in this direction already more half a year. A difficult task: It is required to provide a maximum of possibilities for development of international contacts of regions, without having broken a principle of territorial and political integrity of the state. The decision of this puzzle also occupies the advisory council led by the deputy minister of foreign affairs Igor Ivanov. He spends an expert estimation of the projects of agreements prepared in regions with foreign partners, develops recommendations, adjusts information communication with subjects of federation, prepares conferences. In general, works suffice, as practically is absent standard - a legal basis of differentiation of powers in the field of international contacts between the centre and subjects of federation (the bill On state regulation of the foreign trade activity it is just brought to the president on the statement).
In these conditions regions are occupied by rough legislative amateur performance. As Jacob Ostrovsky, so characteristic for the centre " has noted the deputy director of legal department; Contractual itch it has appeared infectious: subjects of federation aspire to give out on mountain it is as much as possible the agreements frequently developed on the basis of a direct projection of federal laws. The advisory council has tried to cure a contractual fever, having registered the sufferer various recommendations, for example about an order of preparation and signing of agreements with subjects of federations in the field of foreign trade. This document defines limits of the competence of subjects of federation, the questions which are a prerogative of the centre and being in joint conducting of Russia and its subjects.
approximately the same situation has developed and with opening abroad representations of subjects of federation. Debut performance of the new head of department on communications with Valentina Matvienko`s regions, and also the recommendation about work abroad representations of subjects of federations became an educational program for representatives of territories in this area. Other recommendation explaining legal nuances of foreign visits and reception of foreign delegations, should help to representatives of regions not to strike the person in a dirt on international scene.
at meeting strategy of large-scale approach to the western investor was discussed also. The deputy director of department of economic cooperation Vyacheslav Stefankin has focused attention to possibilities given by the international organisations for economic development of regions. It was a question, in particular, about U.N. JUNIDO and OESR. The success formula all the same: approach should be conducted by an united front - the centre - regions .
Representatives of regions too did not keep silent, and actively shared the international experience and impressions of advisory council work. By the way, they are quite positive - except for the small remarks stated in the form of requests (in particular, about more active assistance in connection of regions to projects of the international organisations), addressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

VALERY - SYCHEV