The CIS Executive Committee held a meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of the member-states of the organization. Partnership projects and prospects for cooperation were discussed. Economic and humanitarian cooperation are among top priorities. 2017 was declared the Year of Family in the CIS; several dozens of joint projects are implemented in the field of education, science and culture. And, as it became known, the next year will be the Year of Culture in the CIS.