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Mikhail Myasnikovich - on outcomes of Intergovernmental Council’s meeting

Mikhail Myasnikovich - on outcomes of Intergovernmental Council’s meeting

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2/5/2021

 

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, has informed journalists about outcomes of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council’s meeting held on February 5 in Almaty in a face-to-face format.

 

- Significant decisions were adopted at the EIC meeting for our economies, such as providing raw materials to metallurgical enterprises, coordinating work in the field of livestock breeding and many others creating a good foundation for the future.

 

Certainly, the decisions related to protecting the internal market are very important. These include approaches to forming e-passports of vehicles, anti-dumping and response measures and, of course, prospective development issues.

 

Report on macroeconomic situation in the Eurasian Economic Union Member States and respective proposals for ensuring sustainable economic development was approved. I’d like to inform you that according to preliminary data, a slight decline in the GDP is expected by year-end 2020, at the moment it is estimated at 3.9%. Along with that, the Commission’s forecasts indicate that 2021 will be quite successful. 

 

We expect the economies of our Union countries to grow by at least 3.2%. And this trend will persist. I mean that the goals and objectives set out in the Strategy for Developing until 2025 should be met.

 

Last December, the Heads of State instructed the Eurasian Economic Commission to work in closer cooperation with the CIS Executive Committee. We have drawn relevant conclusions, drafted a fairly constructive action plan for 2021-2022 and signed this document at the Intergovernmental Council.

 

We have very busy time ahead and many interesting projects were proposed at the digital forum today.

 

The task for the Commission was formulated by M. V. Mishustin. A.U. Mamin has submitted very interesting proposals which directly arise out of the five main directions represented in the Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K.-Zh. K. Tokayev to the Heads of the EAEU States. We see that we have some active work ahead to implement these tasks.

 

Besides A.U. Mamin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has put forward initiatives within the digital forum to create a single digital platform under the aegis of the EDB. In this regard, we in the Eurasian Economic Commission, which works towards implementing the common processes of the integrated information system, see this harmonization. In the very near future, we will be able to talk about completing and connecting 48 more common processes which are currently in a high degree of preparation, to 19 already implemented common processes.

The candidacy of Mr. R. B. Beketayev for the post of EEC Minister was also supported because Mr. T. M. Zhaksylykov transfers to another job.​