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Eurasian Economic Union Summit Opens in Kazakhstan’s Capital

May 28, 2019 (EIRNS)—The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit opens today in the newly named Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana). Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived today for the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union, and will take part in the main events that take place on May 29. The Supreme Council session will mark the fifth anniversary of EAEU, which comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and focus on the macroeconomic strategy for 2019-2020.

“Members of the Supreme Council will sum up the results of the EAEU work over five years and chart the tasks on expansion of cooperation in various fields, such as trade, economy, industry, finances, social politics,”

the Kremlin press service said.

“A draft joint statement of heads of EAEU member-states has been prepared for signing. The main guidelines for member-states’ macroeconomic strategy for 2019-2020, a wide range of other documents on liberalization of markets of goods and services, on cooperation in digital economy will also be approved.”

In addition to the heads of state of member countries, Moldovan President Igor Dodon will attend the summit as an observer state and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon has been invited as an honorary guest, TASS reported.

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