Nur-Sultan Hosts Supreme Eurasian Economic Council Meeting
Nur-Sultan hosted the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting. Leaders of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan as well as Prime Minister of Armenia took part in the event.
The anniversary meeting was also attended by the presidents of Tajikistan and Moldova.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the meeting as an honored guest.
The Kazakh First President said that the EAEU is a unique union which was founded on a vast area of 20 million square meters.
He added that the Union needs to strengthen economic cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and ASEAN.
“The objective of the Eurasian Economic Space is not to close up, but rather to be more open on the global scale and cooperate with other countries and regions,” Nazarbayev said.
Kazakh President Qasym-Jomart Toqayev underlined that the summit is held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Eurasian integration and the 5th anniversary of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.
He highlighted the contribution of Nazarbayev to strengthening of partnerships and the creation of the EAEU.
Taking into account his historical contribution to the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union, Nazarbayev was awarded the title of Honorary Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“On behalf of Kazakhstan, I would like to express my sincere gratitude personally to the Russian President for this initiative and to all our partners,” Toqayev said.