The summit, along with the President of Kazakhstan, was attended by the President of the Russian Federation - Chairman of the SEEC Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, from the observer states to the EAEU - President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President Republic of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez; invited - President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, as well as CIS Secretary General Sergei Lebedev and SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming.
The head of state in his speech noted that geopolitical upheavals have a significant impact on the economic situation around the world.
"This year, international financial institutions on average almost halved their forecasts for the development of the world economy. However, despite the pressure of external factors, our cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union shows a positive trend. The participating countries maintain macroeconomic stability, increase economic growth and volumes of mutual trade. For my part, I would like to note that over the years of the EAEU’s activity, Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with other member countries of the Union has grown by 74%, while exports have grown by 98%. We consider this to be a good indicator,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
According to him, in the current geo-economic conditions, the overall priority is a more complete and effective disclosure of the potential of the Union.
"First of all, we are talking about the full implementation of the first of the four freedoms - the freedom of movement of goods. This is the formation of a single, truly barrier-free market and the provision of unhindered transit of goods to third countries. I believe that the achievement of these goals should become a key area of work for governments and the Eurasian Economic Commission "I am sure that at this stage of the development of integration in this matter, we must move away from the tactics of making "point decisions", situational agreements and manual control. We need a full-fledged, systematically functioning internal market of the union," the head of state said.
He believes that it is important to jointly expand markets for the goods of our exporters. According to the leader of Kazakhstan, one of the key goals of creating the Union is to obtain the most favorable trading conditions from third countries on the basis of a strong, coordinated joint position.
"It is important to continue a systematic dialogue with integration associations and countries with which cooperation is of economic interest to us. The Commission will promptly complete work on concluding agreements on a free trade zone with the United Arab Emirates, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Israel. We should qualitatively strengthen interaction with the SCO, ASEAN, MERCOSUR and other international organizations," the President of Kazakhstan stressed.
In his opinion, it seems important to develop and formalize the institution of an observer under the Union. He believes that this institution should become a mechanism for effective and mutually beneficial cooperation.
"The Commission will have to work out the possibility of joining observer states to individual agreements within the Union, as well as the possibility of their participation in specific cooperation and infrastructure projects. I think our partners will be especially interested in cooperation in energy, agriculture, transport and logistics. I believe that The Commission needs to update the relevant list of agreements and projects," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
An important direction in the President's speech was the development of industry. To strengthen cooperation in this direction, a number of multilateral cooperation projects and interstate programs have been launched. Successful cooperation on the Interstate Earth Remote Sensing Program was noted.
tire production. A number of large projects are on the way," the head of state stressed.
He believes that another important direction in further integration development may be the creation of new international transport arteries. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed confidence that the EAEU will become a link between Europe and Asia, the global South and North.
Kazakhstan, of course, will do this, based on the understanding of the commonality of our efforts to create an appropriate cargo flow. A good example of our mutually beneficial cooperation is the construction of the Bakhty-Ayagoz railway. Its launch will significantly increase the capacity of both Kazakhstan and Russia in the direction of China. The possibility of joint investments in the construction of infrastructure in the sea and dry ports of Iran and Turkmenistan could also be considered. This will significantly expand the export geography of the Member States and strengthen our logistical capabilities," the President said. Its launch will significantly increase the capacity of both Kazakhstan and Russia in the direction of China. The possibility of joint investments in the construction of infrastructure in the sea and dry ports of Iran and Turkmenistan could also be considered. This will significantly expand the export geography of the Member States and strengthen our logistical capabilities," the President said. Its launch will significantly increase the capacity of both Kazakhstan and Russia in the direction of China. The possibility of joint investments in the construction of infrastructure in the sea and dry ports of Iran and Turkmenistan could also be considered. This will significantly expand the export geography of the Member States and strengthen our logistical capabilities," the President said.
Along with the development of physical infrastructure, the leader of Kazakhstan pointed out the extreme importance of developing substantive solutions to create a common digital system for the transit of goods. In his opinion, it should be reliable, but easy to use and based on advanced digital technologies.
"It is necessary to resolve the issues of using electronic seals, a guarantee system for prompt information exchange, as well as the development of the E-window system. These measures will create a common digital multimodal corridor that will speed up the flow of goods and optimize supply chains. There are great opportunities for joint work in the areas of digitalization , tourism, agro-industrial complex," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
According to him, it is important to consistently and systematically realize the huge potential of the EAEU for the benefit of our countries.
"This is fundamentally important. After all, economic integration is, first of all, a key tool for achieving economic growth and the well-being of our citizens. Accordingly, the success or failure of integration efforts will be measured very simply - business and citizens should feel that they work and live better as a result of the work of the union. Only in this case, they will give the authorities a mandate of trust for further integration steps. Therefore, the Kazakhstani vision of the development of the Union is a consistent increase in the economic potential of our countries. That is, projects, technologies, jobs, taxes. I am absolutely sure that by joint efforts we will successfully fulfill all the tasks set before our tasks and bring the Eurasian Economic Union to a higher development trajectory," the head of state stressed.
At the end of his speech, the leader of Kazakhstan noted that next year the EAEU turns 10 years old, and a jubilee summit is planned.
"I believe that this landmark event should be a good occasion for a detailed analysis of the path traveled and the determination of the future strategic prospects of the Union. In this regard, I propose to instruct the Commission to prepare a Report on the first stage of Eurasian integration for the next meeting of the Supreme Council. It will present the main results and achievements ", as well as specific recommendations for further integration development. Of course, the tenth anniversary of our integration association is a significant milestone that should be celebrated at the appropriate level. It would be symbolic to hold the anniversary meeting in Astana, since the Treaty on the Establishment of the EAEU was signed in the capital of Kazakhstan", suggested the President of Kazakhstan.
As a result of the meeting, a number of documents were adopted.
By the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda