CHOLPON ATA, 25 August (BelTA) – It is necessary to start making high-tech products using a common Eurasian brand. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement as Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov met with heads of the delegations participating in a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko said: “Work to dismantle barriers and hindrances proceeds successfully but there are still certain complications left. But it is a road we must follow. The Eurasian Economic Commission is working on it. But it is also important to remember that ours is not a simple trade union but an economic one. There are common challenges, which are similar for economies of all the countries. In particular, it is necessary to increase the share of the manufacturing sector (particularly that of the processing industry) in the economy and attract investments into this sphere. This is why I believe it is of vital importance to step up joint work in the manufacturing sector, transition to the realization of specific manufacturing cooperation projects or cross-cutting industrial projects, which mobilize the potential of countries and allow high-tech sectors to continue developing.”
The prime minister drew attention to Belarus' initiative in favor of the pilot manufacturing cooperation project Eurasian Electrobus. “We expect that the Eurasian Economic Commission will take a close look at it and will see the matter through to the end. The goal is understandable: to use advantages of the Eurasian Economic Union and share competences with each other, start making high-tech products under a common Eurasian brand. We expect that private companies of all countries will also be pleased to support this initiative. Apart from that, it is very important to find the right tool for financial support of manufacturing cooperation. We expect serious payback from Eurasian Economic Union development institutions – the Eurasian Development Bank and the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development,” Roman Golovchenko remarked.
The heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union countries came to Kyrgyzstan to participate in an offline session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, which is due to take place in Cholpon Ata on 25-26 August. Roman Golovchenko added: “I am convinced that this event will represent a valuable contribution to Eurasian integration. I am glad that the first youth forum of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States is taking place these days, too. It is very important to immerse young people into our agenda, to popularize ideas of Eurasian integration and certainly to raise worthy successors. In order to achieve that, it is important for young people to soak in the spirit of the work we are doing here.”
Over 200 delegates are expected to participate in the Youth Forum of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Those are young entrepreneurs, civil servants, creative individuals, young diplomats, and university students from EAEU and CIS countries. The goal of the forum is to further advance cooperation of the member states and popularize the idea of Eurasian integration. The forum is aimed at expanding interaction among young people, creating new opportunities for the realization of initiatives, public and professional self-realization of representatives of the young generation. A meeting of the forum participants with deputy heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union countries, with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich, and Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev will be the key event of the youth forum.