Briefing on the Eurasian Economic Union

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The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was ratified in January 2015, building on the economic foundations formed under the Customs Union between Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. The regional trading bloc, first proposed by President Nursultan Nazarbaev in 1994, has expanded from its original three members to also include Armenia and soon Kyrgyzstan. The current discussions around the future shape and characteristics of the union reflects the fact that it is progressing in its evolutionary development. But given the shifting political and economic landscapes in both member states and the broader Eurasian region, such discussions also highlight the new challenges that the trading bloc will need to address and adapt to.

RUSI is delighted to host Eurasian Economic Commission Minister Timur Suleimenov, who will share his views on the future trajectory of the EAEU.

The briefing will also feature opening remarks by His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom.

Timur Suleimenov is a Member of the Board and Minister in charge of Economy and Financial Policy at the Eurasian Economic Commission since February 2012. He was previously Vice-Minister of Economy and Budget Planning (2009) and Vice-Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Refreshments will be served from 1030, with the briefing from 1100-1200.

This briefing has now sold out. For details of a similar event with Minister Suleimenov on 11 June at King & Wood Mallesons please contact Avnish Patel.

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