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28 October 2020, 15:48

Glazyev: Eurasian integration unaffected by pandemic

SErgei Glazyev. Photo courtesy of the EEC
SErgei Glazyev. Photo courtesy of the EEC

MOSCOW, 28 October (BelTA) - The pandemic has not had a negative impact on integration in the Eurasian Economic Union, member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergei Glazyev told the media on the sidelines of the EAEU business forum “Integration: Strategy for Advanced Development” on 28 October, BelTA has learned.

“I must say that no thing has been put on halt. Integration is in full swing. We are not only implementing the plans that we have made earlier but we have stepped our work,” said Sergei Glazyev. “We have adopted the economic policy guidelines, drawn up programs for international cooperation. We put in a lot of efforts to develop the market and remove barriers to mutual trade. The plans to develop the common energy market that were outlined earlier are being implemented. In fact, the Eurasian Economic Union and its bodies have not put the work on halt, on the contrary have stepped up efforts on all fronts,” Sergei Glazyev noted.

The EEC minister recalled that the EAEU heads of state of approved the strategic guidelines of Eurasian economic integration until 2025. "We are waiting for the final approval of this document in December," he said. However, work has already started to implement this document in new areas such as strategic planning, scientific cooperation, joint large-scale investment projects with an integration component, cooperation promotion, devising additional development mechanisms. So the work is in full swing,” the minister added.

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