Keynotes of First Eurasian Economic Forum prepared

The main priorities of developing the Eurasian Economic Union’s integration in the medium term should be, in particular, the following: joint work on implementing the Strategy for Developing the Eurasian Integration until 2025, including the implementation of specific cooperative projects on import substitution, ensuring the Union’s food security, the full-fledged implementation of the Union’s digital agenda, intensifying work on coupling payment systems and bank cards for settlements in national currencies, intensifying the formation of their own international financial and settlement mechanisms, developing cooperation between the Member States in the field of "green" technologies, intensifying work on creating the Eurasian Reinsurance Company, as well as further productive development of trade and investment agreements, including with the involvement of the SCO, the ASEAN and BRICS countries. This is stated in the Keynotes prepared on the basis of thematic session resolutions following the First Eurasian Economic Forum "Eurasian Economic Integration in the Time of Global Changes. New Opportunities for Investments".

The First Eurasian Economic Forum, timed to coincide with the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council’s meeting, was held on May 26 in Bishkek (the Kyrgyz Republic). The Forum was held under the aegis of the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Kyrgyz Republic involving the Business Council of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The event was attended by more than 2,000 people representing all key sectors of the society: government agencies, the business community, science, education, social structures, political circles, mass media, as well as representatives of the youth movement from the EAEU States. The Forum was attended by foreign delegates as well.

The Forum’s objectives were: to discuss promising areas for developing economic cooperation between the EAEU States, to prepare proposals for extending cooperation ties between the economic entities of the participating countries, to work out measures and mechanisms aimed at combining the Union States’ investment and innovation potentials, as well as to develop export potential.

The Forum culminated in a plenary session involving Heads of the EAEU countries, whereon the Union States’ leaders shared their perspectives and the main aspects for developing integration processes in light of global transformation.

Following the plenary session and based on the results of discussion platforms, the attendees submitted proposals and ideas that could be used in preparing the EAEU regulatory legal acts for developing and deepening the Eurasian integration in the future.

Full text of the Keynotes.