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27 May 2022, 13:28

Lukashenko participating in Eurasian Economic Union summit

MINSK, 27 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is taking part in a videoconference session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, BelTA has learned.

According to the website of the Eurasian Economic Commission, there are 15 items on the agenda. The heads of state will be informed about progress in implementing strategic directions of development of Eurasian economic integration for the period till 2025 judging from results of the year 2021. They will be informed about the realization of the main directions of international activities of the Eurasian Economic Union for the year 2021 and about the main reference points of macroeconomic policy of the Eurasian Economic Union member states for the 2022-2023 period.

The Eurasian Economic Commission will inform the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council about last year's efforts to remove obstacles on the domestic market.

In order to diversify economic ties of the Eurasian Economic Union, members of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will discuss prospects of negotiations with Indonesia for the sake of signing a free trade agreement. They will also discuss the enforcement of the protocol to the temporary agreement, which leads to the establishment of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states and Iran. The document was signed on 14 March 2022.

Apart from that, the heads of state will discuss the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union Day and its timing to the date when the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty was signed.

After Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich in Minsk on 19 May, it was stated that the head of state had put forward interesting and even bold proposals concerning further advancement of Eurasian integration. Mikhail Myasnikovich told BelTA: “I think we will witness directly the speech of esteemed Aleksandr Grigoriyevich Lukashenko at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. So let us not get ahead of ourselves. The head of state will outline his vision himself. The only thing I can say is that the president believes in the development of the Eurasian Economic Union and his ideas and proposals deserve attention and direct implementation within the framework of the work of the Eurasian Economic Commission.”

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