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Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia are to discuss integration within the Eurasian Economic Union, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti.
September 30 President Vladimir Putin of Russia is to pay a working visit to Kazakhstan. He and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev will be participating in the IX forum of cross-border cooperation of the two nations. “Prior to the plenary sitting, the two leaders are expected to discuss Russian-Kazakh relations and integration efforts within the Eurasian Economic Union under way”, the Kremlin’s Press Service reports.
The forum will be primarily focused on innovations in hydrocarbons production and processing. Among those in attendance there will be reps of key ministries and major companies based in the Eurasian Economic Union member states. Such forums have been held since 2003, with the first forum held in Ekaterinburg of Russia.
Earlier the country’s media reported that the Majilis (lower chamber) started working to ratify the agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union. The final decision on the agreement is to be announced December 10. The agreement was signed in Astana May 29. Back then, when meeting President Putin of Russia and President Lukashenko of Belarus, President Nazarbayev said the signing marked a new stage of relations among the three nations.
INC news, 24/09/2014