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Belarus sets up organizing committee for IEC General Assembly in Minsk

MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Belarus has set up the National Organizing Committee for the preparations for the General Assembly of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in Minsk in 2015. The decision is contained in Resolution No. 649 of the Council of Ministers dated 24 July 2013, BelTA learnt from the press service of the government.

The Organizing Committee is headed by First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko. His deputies are Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Viktor Nazarenko and Vice Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky. The Committee also includes representatives of the Foreign Ministry, Information Ministry, Finance Ministry, Education Ministry, Healthcare Ministry, State Committee on Science and Technology, Culture Ministry, the State Military and Industrial Committee and the National Academy of Sciences.

The government has also approved the plan of key activities to prepare for the General Assembly in Minsk.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a not-for-profit organization for standardization in the field of electrical, electronic and related technologies. It is headquartered in Geneva. The annual IEC General Assembly is the highest body of the organization. The countries are represented in the IEC through their national standardization services. Belarus has been the IEC’s full member since 1993.