The heads of government of the EurAsEC discussed issues and called for EXPO-2017

ASTANA, August 14. /TASS/. The heads of governments of Eurasian economic Union countries approved a roadmap for the implementation of the main directions of coordinated transport policy air transport in 2018-2020.

Following the meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council were signed, including instructions of the Board related to the work on preparation of the main directions of implementation of the digital agenda of the EurAsEC, as well as documents related to the mutual recognition of national and international driving permits.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the countries of the EurAsEC in 2017 was able to achieve good results.

The signing took place

The heads of government of Eurasian economic community is disposed to create the Commission on investigation of aviation incidents within the Union and gave instructions on monitoring the customs Declaration of goods imported into the member States of the Eurasian economic Union from China. Was signed on behalf of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council on the progress of work on the draft agreement on pension benefits for employees of States – members of EurAsEC.

Touching upon the issue of creating a single digital space of the Union, he noted that in Russia programme for the development of the digital economy has already been approved, but similar processes should also be conducted in other countries of the Union. Medvedev also expressed hope for the completion of internal state procedures on the agreement on the establishment of a mechanism of traceability of products.

Medvedev also spoke out on social issues, including safeguards and pensions. “Further work is needed in order to withdraw finally on the future agreement on pension provision”, – he said.

In 2018, when Russia will chair the Eurasian economic community, its priorities will become the investment climate, support of export and international cooperation, said Medvedev. “During our presidency we plan to devote attention to both the current topics, including the notorious exceptions and limitations, and the strategic objectives for the future in areas such as export support, investment climate, labor standards, innovation agenda, cooperation with international partners,” he said.

The discussion of rights

The decision on mutual recognition of national and international driving permits on the territory of the EurAsEC countries can be made soon, he said, speaking at a meeting of the Council, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev. “Not until the end we have solved questions of General labor market. The contract on provision of pensions also, we are now in a narrow format discussed. At the national level, we have barriers in terms of recognition of qualifications is concerned the question of driver’s licenses is also now the discussion was. And I think, given the opinions that were expressed, a decision in the near future will be,” he said.

The issue of mutual recognition of national and international driving permits offered to discuss the Armenian side.

“The contract on provision of pensions of workers of the EurAsEC member States aimed at ensuring equal rights in the sphere of pension provision. After the entry into force of the Treaty will be implemented the possibility to work in any country of EurAsEC without loss of seniority and a pension at the time of employment in another member state of the EEC”, – stated in a press release of the Council.

Digital development

Speaking at a press conference following the meeting of the Board, the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan noted that the EurAsEC countries intend to the end of the year to agree on a strategy of digital development enterprises. “The number one issue on today’s agenda, as noted by the heads of government, is the digital transformation. We agreed on the need for a coherent digital policy, especially in those spheres of economic activity, the authority for which is transferred to a supranational body,” Sarkisian said.

According to him, the EurAsEC countries develop a strategy that includes the following areas: digitizing of common markets, digitization, and associated infrastructure, management systems and security issues.

“The list of such initiatives we presented to our colleagues for discussion – 10 projects – and waiting for their suggestions and comments”, – said the Chairman of the EEC Board. He said that after this strategy of digital development will be submitted for approval to the working group, which was created on behalf of the presidents of the EurAsEC countries.

“We must do this at the next meeting of the intergovernmental Council to submit a revised draft taking into account comments of the parties so that at the end of the year we have managed to present the document for discussion of heads of state”, – said Sargsyan.


At the end of the Council meeting, the participants visited held in Astana, the world universal exhibition EXPO-2017. The heads of governments of the countries of “five” began a tour of the exhibition with a pavilion of Russia. General Director of “Uralkali” Dmitry Osipov presented a multimedia tunnel “Portal of energy”, which demonstrates the transformation of the energy of the earth-depths in energy of the future, and also spoke about results of work of the company. Deputy head of Rosatom Sergey Novikov and first Deputy head of the FSUE “Atomflot” Mustafa Kashka told Ministers about the latest developments in the field of nuclear energy. In particular, the heads of the governments interested in the project icebreaker “Leader”.

After that premiers called for “polar zone” pavilion, which is a fragment of this iceberg. Also the participants of the summit of heads of governments of EurAsEC told about the innovations of Saint-Petersburg in the field of energy.

During a visit to the Russian pavilion, Medvedev noted that Russia has already submitted a formal application for the right of the Yekaterinburg EXPO 2025. “We count on the help of friends and colleagues [in the Eurasian economic community in protecting applications]”, he told fellow Ministers.

After the Russian pavilion, the premiere visited the pavilion of Belarus. Medvedev and other heads of government showed the development of the engineering model of a forage harvester, electric bus Vitovt Max Electro (akaatompo MAZ). The Prime Minister also got acquainted with the developments of Belarus in the field of improving the urban environment, and ecology. He said that Belarusian producers focused on alternative energy, energy saving appliances, energy-efficient construction.

The Prime Minister also went to the store in pavilion that sells Souvenirs, textiles national manufacturers and carefully examined all the shelves.

Then the head of the Russian government together with the Kazakhstan Prime Minister and head of ECE visited the pavilion of Kazakhstan. In the national part of the pavilion to the heads of governments with the help of interactive elements, told about the traditions of hospitality and the customs of the Kazakhs. The guests were shown the installation “threads of life”, which is located at the entrance to the pavilion. Touching the strings of this installation, you can hear an excerpt from a musical work.

Then on the 8th floor of the pavilion, called “Astana future,” Medvedev went on the “sky bridge”. Glass bridge, located on the top floor of the pavilion, allows you to see everything that happens on the first floor.