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Mikhail Myasnikovich called upon for developing EAEU industrial cooperation in high-tech industries

Mikhail Myasnikovich called upon for developing EAEU industrial cooperation in high-tech industries

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2/5/2021

Speaking at the Almaty Digital Forum 2021 held on February 5, Mikhail Myasnikovich called upon for developing industrial cooperation in high-tech industries in the EAEU.

 

As Mikhail Myasnikovich has stressed, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, emphasized industrial cooperation and digitalization as key tasks for 2021 in his address to the Heads of the EAEU States. Today the priority tasks of the Eurasian Economic Union include a project to create a wholesale distribution centers initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as a full-fledged launch of the digital transport corridor ecosystem proposed by the Republic of Belarus jointly with the Union partners. The Commission is now actively working on a comprehensive approach to their implementation.

 

"We in the EAEU have the intellectual and industrial potential to implement these tasks," the Head of the EEC Board noted. "It is required to strengthen development institutions, create new enterprises for manufacturing highly liquid goods for the internal market and for export and implement import substitution programs, including in high-tech industries. In this regard, I would like to draw the forum's attention to the target set by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation”.

 

Today, the EAEU has 17.5 ths enterprises joint with the Union partners. The most are in the Republic of Kazakhstan - about 10 ths. There are 2,400 enterprises in Belarus. Their work is impossible without IT. Commercial banks are most successful in ICT with their structures in the EAEU countries. "We in the Commission expect that both industrial and innovative companies will be active in this business area," the Chairman of the EEC Board noted.

 

He has added that the Eurasian Economic Union is interested in implementing investment projects with a total estimated cost of about 200 bln US dollars, a significant part of which are integrative ones in nature.

 

The Chairman of the EEC Board has also informed that creating pillars of digital infrastructures and ecosystems had been provided for by the Strategy for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025, approved by the Heads of the Eurasian Economic Union States on December 11, 2020.

 

The Strategy contains 11 key areas of development and almost all of them are based on digital platforms, for example, the system of marking and traceability of goods, developing a transboundary space of trust, developing and approving the Union’s concept of a geographically distributed digital platform, including national segments and integrated components, issues of digital transformation in the field of intellectual property and many other relevant projects.

 

The Chairman of the EEC Board called upon authorized government bodies and the business community to offer ideas for efficient implementation of the Strategy's objectives.

The plenary session of the forum "Digital Reset: Leap forward to a New Reality" was also attended by the Heads of Governments of the Union countries as well as the Observer States at the EAEU.​