Opening the meeting, Mr. Magomedov noted that, since its inception, the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs had become a highly important component of the system for managing inter-ethnic relations.
In 2017, certain headway was made in accomplishing the Agency’s tasks, set at the previous board meeting, he pointed out.
Thus, cooperation with regional authorities responsible for the state nationalities policy and with civil society institutions has improved. The Agency’s state information system for monitoring inter-ethnic and inter-denominational relations and for quickly preventing conflict situations has been legally formalised.
Head of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs Igor Barinov reported on the main results of the Agency’s 2017 performance.
After the meeting, Mr. Magomedov and First Deputy Minister for Caucasus Affairs Odes Baisultanov discussed the implementation of the state nationalities policy and the socioeconomic development of the North Caucasus regions.