Bakytzhan Sagintaev: "The Commission is consistently developing a dialogue with the key regional integration and interstate associations"

Bakytzhan Sagintaev, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, took part in the plenary session of the 16th International Economic Forum of the CIS Participating States "From Dialogue to Joint Projects in the CIS, EAEU, and SCO".

In his welcome remarks to the event attendees, Bakytzhan Sagintaev noted the important role of the Forum in building dialogue and cooperation between integration associations in the Greater Eurasia region, which in the context of global trends and challenges in the global economy is becoming a significant global development trend.

In his speech, the Chairman of the EEC Board informed that the expanded geography of partner ties has been an invariable priority of the integration agenda since creating the Eurasian Economic Union. The work in this direction resulted in the increase of the Union's trade turnover with external partners by 60% during the period of its functioning.

"In our international activities we proceed from the understanding that the coupling of any integration processes contributes to the additional unlocking of economic potential of the participating economies of these integration and interstate associations," Bakytzhan Sagintaev emphasized.

Bakytzhan Sagintaev noted that the Greater Eurasian space has unique trade and economic, transportation and logistics advantages. Therefore, the development of a systemic dialogue with the CIS, SCO, ASEAN, and BRICS countries and other interested states and associations in the context of the Greater Eurasian Partnership is one of the priorities of the Union's international activities.

The International Economic Forum of the CIS Participating States is an authoritative discussion platform aimed at discussing key issues of interaction between the business community and the government, with due regard to current trends in developing the global and regional economies.