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The conjugation of integration processes within the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States became the main topic of the inter-ministerial consultations, which took place on November 24 via videoconference chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
The participants of the event discussed the implementation of the Memorandum on deepening interaction between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the CIS Executive Committee dated November 27, 2018, and also outlined ways to intensify joint work in the most relevant and demanded areas of cooperation between the CIS and the EAEU.
Gohar Barseghyan, Director of the Integration Development Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, and Mikhail Myskin, Director of the Economic Cooperation Department of the CIS Executive Committee, made reports on the results of work on the implementation of the memorandum.
“The relevance of interaction between the EEC and the CIS Executive Committee is due to the practical importance of the dialogue, taking into account the largely overlapping agendas of the EAEU and the CIS in the economic sphere,” noted Gohar Barseghyan. “The necessary infrastructure has also been created for a full-format dialogue between the structural divisions of the Commission and the CIS Executive Committee”.
According to the Director of the Integration Development Department, “the effective development of integration processes will be facilitated by mutual participation in events, the exchange of experience, including on the development and implementation of targeted programs and high-tech projects, as well as the development of common approaches to solving emerging problems.”
Gohar Barseghyan stated the Commission’s readiness to search for the most convenient models of interaction with the Commonwealth states that are not members of the EAEU, to fine-tune regulation in a particular area of economic interaction, as well as to promptly resolve emerging problems. “So, if individual CIS countries are interested in adapting their legal norms to the law of the Union, the Commission can hold consultations through specialized structural divisions on certain aspects of adapting national legislation with the Union’s regulation in the economic sphere,” said the Director of the EEC Integration Development Department.
According to Mikhail Myskin, to date, a direct dialogue has been established between the structures of the CIS and the EEC on specific areas of cooperation, which makes it possible to quickly exchange information and ensure the active participation of experts in the discussion of projects relevant to both structures being developed within the CIS and the Union.
The representatives of Belarus and Russia noted the need for wider involvement of the CIS states in the issue of conjugation of integration processes within the EAEU and the CIS.
The event was attended by representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the CIS Executive Committee, as well as the foreign ministries of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
A source: EEC
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