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EAEU summit: Putin supported Lukashenka in terms of accelerating the transition to settlements in national currencies between the Eurasian countries

EAEU summit: Putin supported Lukashenka in terms of accelerating the transition to settlements in national currencies between the Eurasian countries

The summit of the heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has completed its work in Bishkek. It was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich. Following the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the leaders of the countries signed fifteen documents.

In particular, a protocol was signed on amending the agreement on the EAEU in terms of determining the procedure for collecting indirect taxes when providing services in electronic form, a decision to start negotiations with the UAE on concluding a free trade agreement and a decision on the main directions of the international activities of the union for the next year. .

One of the main topics discussed at the summit was the prospects for improving the single market for goods and services as part of strengthening integration processes among the member countries of the Eurasian Union.

In his final address to the summit participants, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that thanks to the joint work to counter the economic crisis, good macroeconomic indicators are maintained in the EurAsEC countries. In contrast to the EU countries, where inflation has reached record levels over the past 30-40 years. The situation is similar with energy prices.

For example, the difference in gas prices in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union is ten or more times - not some percentage, but ten or more times

— said the Russian president.

The forecasts of Western analysts regarding the decline of the Russian economy also turned out to be untenable. Instead of the predicted 20%, this year the fall of the Russian economy will be 2,9%, and next year it is expected to be less than one percent, Vladimir Putin said. Further growth of the economy is predicted.

The Russian leader supported the call of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to accelerate the transition to settlements in the national currency between the EAEU countries. The process of creating a common payment infrastructure and integrating national financial information transmission systems is already underway.

Speaking about the prospects and plans for the development of the EAEU, Vladimir Putin outlined the need to strengthen the technological sovereignty of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Community. At the same time, cooperation should be strengthened, the development of a common innovation and industrial base in key industrial and agricultural sectors, and investment cooperation should be increased.

The Russian President considers positive the dynamics of expanding international cooperation between the countries that are members of the EAEU, including with regional structures such as the SCO and ASEAN.

Next year, the chairmanship of the EAEU will pass to the Russian Federation, the next meeting of the heads of state will be held on May 24-25, the venue of the summit will be determined later. In conclusion, Vladimir Putin invited the heads of state present to an informal New Year's Eve meeting of CIS leaders in St. Petersburg.
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Website of the President of Kyrgyzstan

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  1. iouris
    iouris 9 December 2022 17: 00
    Members of the EAEU are part of the British currency group. Maybe except for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. And even then, if it's good to dig ... And it's time to dig.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 9 December 2022 17: 04
      Exactly exactly! The EAEU is the same fiction as the UN. Only the loot is pulled and not a damn good thing.
  2. Ural resident
    Ural resident 9 December 2022 17: 11
    It turns out that like everything Lukashenka came up with?
  3. Real Pilot
    Real Pilot 9 December 2022 17: 37
    decision to start negotiations with the UAE on a free trade agreement

    And where is the "isolated Russia"? Tape is not enough adversaries.

    But seriously, this will be a great opportunity to establish trade through one of the leading international trade and logistics hubs. Parallel imports with the legalization of goods, and at the same time the reduction of protective duties already in our country on a number of goods, for example, on cars.

    And what else is good about the Emirates, namely, the fact that we have similar sources of raw material income. And the game of joint price regulation in the oil market will make it possible to more effectively balance the rates of national currencies. Plus, various offsets with oil, etc. are possible. (For example, if the tanker went from them, but they paid us - and vice versa).
    Well, commercial relations strengthen the international position of all participants, including in the field of weapons and anti-terrorist activity (At least, they will not send their "guys" where they don't need to, without at least relative looking back - we recall the wars in Chechnya and Syria. Of course, it doesn't work everywhere and not always, we see the example of the owners of the straits - but in part there is an effect there too).
  4. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 9 December 2022 20: 53
    The direction is right, especially after the mattresses have shown that they are ready to use the dollar cudgel against anyone objectionable.