December 11, 2020 13:45 Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region
Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, held via videoconference.
The meeting was also attended by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Talant Mamytov, President of Moldova Igor Dodon (head of EAEU observer state), President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev (head of EAEU candidate state), President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (head of EAEU candidate state), Honorary Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council Nursultsn Nazarbayev, and Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board Mikhail Myasnikovich.
The Republic of Belarus holds the chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Union this year, and the Republic of Kazakhstan will take over the EAEU chairmanship in 2021.
A package of documents was adopted at the meeting, in particular, an agreement on the exchange of information on combatting the legalisation of proceeds from crime (money laundering) and financing of terrorism by transferring cash and (or) monetary instruments via the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
It was also decided to grant the Republic of Cuba and the Republic of Uzbekistan observer status at the EAEU.
Other documents include decisions on the strategic areas of Eurasian economic integration through to 2025, the main directions of the EAEU international activities in 2021, and the approaches to the development of trade and economic cooperation with its main partners in the mid-term perspective.
In addition, a decision was made to establish a free trade zone between the EAEU member states, on the one hand and the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the other, as well as a decision on the entry into force of an agreement on a free trade zone between the EAEU member states and the Republic of Serbia from October 25, 2019.
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