Posted: 25.12.2023 21:07:00

Lukashenko believes EAEU could become one of global poles of economic attraction

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) could become one of the global poles of economic attraction – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, during today’s meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg

The Belarusian leader noted that the maximum realisation of the promises and directions reflected in the declaration – which determines the EAEU development goals until 2030 and the contours of Eurasian integration by 2045 – is a task for our governments and the Eurasian Economic Commission.”

“In the conditions of the formation of a new highly competitive geopolitical environment, as a result of the implementation of all plans, I would like to see the Eurasian Economic Union, if not by 2030, then by 2045, definitely one of the main global poles of economic attraction,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The President of Belarus noted that comparing the EAEU with such large associations as the SCO and BRICS, he concludes that our member states in the EAEU have more opportunities, since the SCO and BRICS have not advanced as much in the economy as the EAEU, “They don’t have this dynamic. They have not yet reached the level of integration that we have achieved. The main thing now is not to lose momentum! We need to move in this direction so that we are leading not only a regional, but a global economic organisation.”

In this context, the President once again stressed the relevance of the further movement of the EAEU member states in the wake of the ‘integration of integrations’ initiative, which is reflected in the Main Directions for the EAEU International Activities for 2024 approved today, “The document is sufficient, correct, everything is set out in detail. However, as far as the issues of international positioning of the EAEU and international activities of the Eurasian Economic Commission are concerned, it would be nice to have greater consistency. It is worth working more actively on the development of the institution of an observer state under the EAEU, making more efforts towards the real incorporation of the integration potentials of the EAEU, SCO, and BRICS. Moreover, it is necessary to take advantage of participation in such dynamically developing associations with Russia, which works in them as one of the key founding countries. We’ll support the Russian Federation in every possible way in this important collective work.”