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Eurasian Economic Union met with the agenda of “Covid-19 outbreak and bilateral trade”

The Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) convened at the level of leaders on mutual trade and developments in the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic via videoconference.

The Supreme Council of the EAEU convened at the level of leaders on bilateral trade and developments in the new type of coronavirus epidemic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, Kazakhstan President Kasim Comert Tokayev, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Kazakhstan’s Founding President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attended the summit, which was organized by video conference method.

In his speech here, Putin stated that the contacts between the EEU countries have strengthened despite the epidemic, “Despite the epidemic and the difficult conditions in the global markets, the interaction within the EEU is developing very efficiently.”

Pointing to the ongoing efforts to improve legislation across the EEU, Putin said, “The economy ministries of our countries are working effectively to identify and remove obstacles to the free movement of goods and workforce.”

Stating that Russia will make various proposals to ensure the transparency of goods and services in the EEU region, Putin said that thanks to these proposals, progress can be made in the fight against illegal trade, increasing tax revenues and increasing competition in the business world.

LUKASENKO ATTRACTS ATTENTION TO THE WEST’S SANCTIONS

Belarusian President Lukashenko pointed out that Western countries have imposed sanctions on Belarus, “5 packages of sanctions have been implemented against Belarus. The 6th and 7th packages are also being prepared. It is not known how many more sanctions will be imposed. It is economic pressure to suffocate Belarus and change not only the administration but also the state system in the country.”

Referring to the activities of the EEU, Lukashenko emphasized that despite some difficulties, the efforts for the creation of the Union’s common markets continue.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also said that the internal markets of the EEU should be developed and said, “I think Armenia’s potential will be needed in the creation of projects related to digital technologies in the EEU area.”

President of Kazakhstan Kasim Comert Tokayev gave information about the steps taken within the scope of the EEU, “Some important documents were approved during the year. Among them, the document covering the basic aspects of the cooperation of EEU countries in the field of industry until 2025.”

Tokayev noted that the action plan on the implementation of the main directions of transport policy for the period 2021-2023 was also approved.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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