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27th COOMET Committee meeting

On 26-28 April, 2017, in Minsk, Belarus, the 27th meeting of COOMET Committee, the 15th meeting of COOMET Joint Committee for Measurement Standards and Seminar "COOMET - 25: history, results and prospective of cooperation" were held.

COOMET Committee members and their official representatives, Chairpersons of COOMET Technical Committees and representatives of COOMET National Secretariats from 17 COOMET member-countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine), representatives of international metrological organizations: Ch. Kuanbaev, International liaison & Communication Department of BIPM, Ya. Danmil, Deputy Director of the BIML, took part in the events

19 agenda issues were considered at the meeting, including:

• main results of COOMET activities in 2016;

• COOMET cooperation with the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and the National Conference of Standard Laboratories (NCSLI);

• set of issues related to the implementation of CIPM MRA;

• results of the 36th and 37th meeting of JCRB and the 51st meeting of the International Committee of Legal Metrology (CIML) and COOMET tasks arising from its decisions;

• COOMET Quality Forum activities;

• COOMET activity in Legal Metrology;

• COOMET activity in Information and Training;

• establishment of COOMET structural bodies and appointment of Chairpersons of Technical Committees and Subcommittees;

• election of COOMET President.

COOMET Secretariat provided information on the implementation of decisions of the 26th COOMET Committee meeting and main results of COOMET activities in 2016.

The regular election of COOMET President was held during the 27th COOMET Committee meeting. Valery Hurevich, Director of BelGIM, Belarus, was elected as a new COOMET President by the results of the secret voting. According to the COOMET Rules of Procedure, the new President will assume his duties on the 28th meeting of COOMET Committee in a year.

The 28th COOMET Committee meeting will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in April 2018.