Wider Eurasia
Valdai Club to Discuss EAEU as the Core of the Greater Eurasian Partnership
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On April 17 at 11:00 Moscow Time (GMT+3) the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion on the EAEU as the core component of the Greater Eurasian Partnership.

In recent years, the process of Eurasian economic integration has emerged as an essential tool for member states to achieve their national development objectives, strengthen good-neighborly relations, and promote mutual market openness among their economies.

Amidst the backdrop of significant changes and turmoil in the global market and geopolitical landscape, caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing military-political standoff between Russia and Western countries, the mechanisms and principles of the EAEU have proven instrumental in facilitating the interaction of member states with the global economic system, as well as in simplifying connections among them and promoting economic growth.

The growth rates in certain EAEU member states, such as Armenia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan, are particularly noteworthy. The institutions and regulatory frameworks of the union contribute to the increase in mutual trade between participating countries and their engagement with external partners.

What should be the next steps towards increasing the mutual openness of EAEU memberstates? What are some promising new directions and areas for integration? How should the union’s development strategy take into account global shifts? These and other questions will be addressed by the discussion participants.


  • Georgy Arzumanyan, Deputy Director of the EEC Industrial Policy Department

  • Rakhim Oshakbaev, Director of the TALAP Center for Applied Research (Kazakhstan)

  • Dmitriy Prokhorenko, Foreign Network Overseas Director of the Russian Export Center
  • Kubatbek Rakhimov, Executive Director of the Applicata — Center for Strategic Solutions (Kyrgyzstan)


Working languages: Russian, English.

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