First Eurasian Economic Forum Took Place in Kyrgyzstan May 26
May 26, 2022 (EIRNS)—The first Eurasian Economic Forum (EEF) took place today in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and online, on the theme, “Eurasian Economic Integration in the Era of Global Shifts: New Investment Opportunities.” The heads of state and government of the five Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) nations participated, and 2,500 people are attending from many sectors in the region, with multiple sessions on energy, transportation, industry, finance, and digital cooperation. The EAEU members are Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. The forum was timed with the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of the EAEU, which established the Eurasia Economic Forum “to further deepen economic cooperation between the EAEU member states.” The leaders who attended were named as: Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan; President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev; President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov; Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko; President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin; and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich. The moderator was Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, member of the Presidium of the EAEU Business Council.
Today’s plenary session was addressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose remarks are posted to the Kremlin website. Another EEF session was addressed by Sergey Glazyev, Russian Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics at the Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive body of the EAEU.