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25 May 2023, 12:12

Lukashenko taking part in EAEU summit in Kremlin

MOSCOW, 25 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is taking part in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in the Kremlin, BelTA has learned.

This is the 30th meeting of the organization. The participants of the summit will review progress to implement Eurasian economic integration development strategies and take stock of the results of the EAEU international activities.

A narrow-format meeting of the leaders of the EAEU member states will be followed by an expanded-participation meeting that will be attended by distinguished guests. They will include Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev who will take part in this summit for the first time. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon will join the summit by a video link. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez will deliver a welcoming speech through video conferencing.

Other invitees include CIS Secretary General Sergei Lebedev, SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming, and State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Dmitry Mezentsev. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is expected to sign a protocol on amending the provisions of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty on funding joint projects in the manufacturing industry, as well as a package of amendments to the EAEU Treaty - the so-called III Big Protocol.

The heads of state are to hear out reports on the EAEU international activities in 2022, on the implementation of the strategy 2025 and on the results of the work related to natural monopolies carried out in 2022.

The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will discuss efforts to step up trade and economic cooperation with the EAEU key partners in the medium term based on the results of 2022, as well as liberalization plans for individual service sectors within the EAEU, the outcomes of the monitoring of the countries' observance of the rules of trade in services, foundation and activities.

In addition to that, the leaders of the EAEU countries plan to consider amendments to the rules of operation of the Eurasian Economic Commission and other issues.

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