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Valdai Club to Hold Discussion on Eurasian Integration in Partnership With Higher School of Economics and Eurasian Economic Commission
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At noon on November 11, the Valdai Discussion Club, in partnership with HSE University and the Eurasian Economic Commission, will hold an expert discussion, “A New Dimension of Eurasian Integration: Results of the Five-Year Anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Union” .

This year marks five years since the signing of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union, which brought together five countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. The Union is actively developing international relations with states from various parts of the world. In 2016, a free trade agreement (FTA) entered into force between the EAEU and Vietnam. In early October 2019, an FTA agreement was signed between the EEU and Singapore. In late October, a similar agreement was concluded with Serbia. An Interim Agreement leading to the formation of an FTA with Iran entered into force on October 28.

The discussion hosted by the Valdai Club and its partners will be dedicated to strategic prospects for the development of Eurasian economic integration by 2025. During the session, leading experts will discuss improving upon the development model of Eurasian economic integration, strengthening the existing institutions of the EAEU, and its potential expansion. The participants in the discussion will address institutional, economic and regulatory instruments that will help reduce the contradictions between the member states of the EAEU, as well as key areas for the development of trade and economic cooperation with foreign partners.

Moderator:

Kirill Entin, Counsellor, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union Legal research and analysis department.

Speakers:

Andrei Sushentsov, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Dmitry Mityaev, Assistant to the Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission

Vyacheslav Sutyrin, Vice-Rector for International Ties, State Academic University for the Humanities;

Alexander Chulok, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge of the Centre for Science and Technology Foresight, HSE.

Panelists:

Naila Almukhamedova, an expert from the Kazakhstan Council on Foreign Relations;

Elena Kuzmina, Head of the Sector of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine at the Centre for Post-Soviet Studies, IMEMO RAS;

Saadat Asanseitova, Deputy Director of the Integration Development Department​ of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission;

Nurgul Akimova, invited expert of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic

Venue: National Research University Higher School of Economics (11 Myasnitskaya St., Moscow, room 518 (conference hall).

Information for the participants! To register for the event, please fill out the electronic form on the HSE website.