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14.08.2017
Astana hosting Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting

ASTANA, 14 August (BelTA) – Astana, Kazakhstan is playing host to a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian delegation is led by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Attending the session is also Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev, and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan.

The participants of the meeting are expected to consider 13 issues. The premiers will hear a report on the preparation of the main areas for the implementation of the EAEU digital agenda. The meeting will also highlight the progress made in drafting an agreement on the goods traceability mechanism in the union.

The premiers will also discuss a draft agreement on pension coverage of the EAEU workers. The development of the common electric power market and measures to implement a coordinated transport policy are also on the agenda of the meeting. There are plans to discuss the preparation of agreements on preferential trade regimes with international partners of the union and other issues of mutual interest.

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