MOSCOW, 1 December (BelTA) – Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich has met with the famous movie actor, producer, special representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Steven Seagal, BelTA learned from the press service of the EEC.
Mikhail Myasnikovich told the actor about the main activities of the Eurasian Economic Commission emphasizing the important role of Eurasianism in strengthening economic, humanitarian, social and cultural relations between peoples in the Eurasian space, where Steven Seagal is now a figure of significance due to his extensive personal and professional experience and international popularity.
“The head of the EEC Board spoke about the Eurasian Economic Forum held in Bishkek this year, where the proposal to establish a Eurasian film academy and a film award was put forward to the heads of the EAEU member states. Steven Seagal, in turn, thanked Mikhail Myasnikovich for the warm welcome. He noted that he is very well familiar with all the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, some of his ancestors came from this area. He expressed readiness to hold regular meetings, including to discuss possible assistance to promote EEC initiatives,” the press service noted.
Steven Seagal is a film director, musician and aikido master. He has produced 49 movies and written screenplays for 14 movies. In 2016 he visited the Republic of Belarus where he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko. In 2016 President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin personally handed over a Russian passport to Steven Seagal. In 2019 Steven Seagal became member of the all-Russia public association Russian Geographical Society. Since 2018, Steven Seagal has been a special representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on US-Russian humanitarian ties.