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Mikhail Myasnikovich proposed at the meeting with Mikhail Mishustin to improve EEC’s work

Mikhail Myasnikovich proposed at the meeting with Mikhail Mishustin to improve EEC’s work

3/6/2020

            Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, held meeting with Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. The meeting was held on March 6 in the Fireplace Parlor of the House of the Government of the Russian Federation. The sides discussed the progress on Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025 as well as issues of improving the EEC’s work.

            As Mikhail Myasnikovich stressed, he had visited all the capitals of the Eurasian Economic Union States and got an insight into the wishes and instructions of the Heads of the five States, governments and officials directly involved in integration issues.

            "I also had the opportunity to get an insight into the work of the Eurasian Economic Commission, and I would like to share proposals on how to improve our work. There are a fair amount of focal points that need to be resolved", - the Head of the EEC Board said.

            He also noted that there was a gap between political decisions taken by the Heads of State and government and practical deeds.

            "We tried to close this gap thanks to tools and mechanisms of the draft Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025. In my judgment, the document value primarily lies in the fact that it contains direct action rules", - Mikhail Myasnikovich noted.

            Mikhail Mishustin stressed that finalizing the Strategic Directions was one of the most important tasks. The revised draft is scheduled for discussion at a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on April 10 in Minsk.

            "The Board is faced with a demanding challenge – to ensure coordination of the five countries' joint efforts on expanding economic cooperation and to include new areas in the integration circuit, first of all, the digital economy", - the Russian Prime Minister said.

            He stressed that the Russian side was absolutely open to new initiatives on improving the Union authorities’ work, and Russia was ready to take up "functions of the Eurasian integration driver".

            "The Union's market attractiveness for investment, economic growth and improvement of our citizens’ welfare will depend on the EEC’s work efficiency”, - Mikhail Mishustin concluded.

            Earlier, the Head of the EEC Board had paid working visits to Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where he had met the leadership of these States.​