Ambassadors of Kazakhstan, Russian, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan told Turkish media about EEU

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Ambassadors of Kazakhstan Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Russia Andrey Karlov, Belarus Andrey Savinnykh and Kyrgyzstan Ibragim Zhunusov took part in the press conference organized for representatives of the mass media in Ankara.

The event was dedicated to establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union, press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informs. The speakers emphasized the goals of establishment of the EEU including creating the conditions for stable development of the economies of the member-states with the view of improvement of life standards of the people living in the EEU, ensuring four freedoms - movement of goods, services, labour resources and assets within the union, all-round modernization, cooperation and increase of the competitiveness of the national economies. Z. Tuimenbayev noted that the idea about establishment of such a union was voiced by President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev in 1994. He emphasized that the EEU member-states now accumulated the experience of the CIS, EurAsEC, CU and formation of the Singe Economic Space and came to the moment when they were ready to realize the idea in 20 years. The Kazakh diplomat also noted that the EEU was established on the ground of common principles of international rights including the principles of sovereign equality of the member-states and their territorial integrity, respect of political structures of the member states, ensuring the mutually beneficial cooperation, consideration of national interests, observance of the principles of the market economy and fair competition. The Ambassadors of Russia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan drew attention to the fact that the EEU was aimed at achieving the goals of economic development, social spheres development and improvement of the welfare. The EEU is open for joining by any state preaching the same principles and having the same goals. The participants of the event answered journalists' questions who were truly interested in the EEU and its relations with Turkey.

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