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Eurasian Week forum in Astana to gather 24 countries

Economy 23.08.2017 | 14:57

MOSCOW, 23 August (BelTA) – The Eurasian Week forum, which is due to take place at the Expo 2017 in Astana on 24-26 August, will gather representatives from 24 countries, including the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the CIS, Southeast and South Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

“The goal of this big annual business event is the development of the economic, investment and export potential of the EAEU member states. The Eurasian Week will become an efficient arena to establish contacts, discuss instruments and conditions created for doing business in the EAEU, and also joint work on the economic development strategy for the union in the face of global challenges,” the EEC said.

The overall focus of the business program of the forum is on the development of the export potential of the EAEU member states. The first day will be dedicated to competitive ability in the current economic conditions and the search for key points of growth. The second day will highlight the common markets of goods, services, labor and finances in the EAEU. The final day of the forum will be organized under the motto “Economics of the Future: Strategic lines of business development”.

The program of the Eurasian Week will include 30 discussion events in 13 economic branches, including a plenary session, roundtables, panel discussions and master classes. The program will also feature an exhibition of more than 250 companies from the EAEU member states, a summit of the EAEU governors, a meeting of the heads of the export credit agencies, and a meeting of the EAEU development banks.

It is expected that the Belarusian delegation will be led by First Vice Premier Vasily Matyushevsky. Attending the forum will be Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms of Armenia Vache Gabrielyan, Vice Premier Minister of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Pankratov, and First Vice Premier of Russia Igor Shuvalov.

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