Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty has come into force this year. The EAEU was founded by Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, with Kyrgyzstan to join the union soon. The EAEU is the first integration association between countries of the former Soviet Union that is recognized by the global community. This next-generation integration-based cooperation format corresponds to the contemporary trend of global regionalization. How does the EAEU, in conjunction with other regional initiatives, promote economic integration and create new opportunities for its member states? Is a currency union of the EAEU an ambition or reality? What are the possible ways of strengthening cooperation between the EAEU and other regional economic associations? What is the view of trade partners on the EAEU?

Viktor Khristenko , President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Shamshad Akhtar , Executive Secretary, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Tatiana Valovaya , Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Nguyen Cam Tu , Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Eckhard Cordes , Chairman, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations
Anton Kudasov , Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus
Alexey Likhachev , Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Dmitriy Pankin , Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Daniel Russell , President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
Tigran Sargsyan , Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission
Nirmala Sitharaman , Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of the Republic of India
Reiner Hartmann , Head of Moscow Representative Office, E.ON Global Commodities SE; Chairman of Honorary Council, AEB


Key moments

Eurasian Economic Union can and must become a political partner for the EU.
Eckhard Cordes
It is fundamentally important to agree to the macroeconomic indicators (within the EEU) and adhere to them to create a stable environment, especially for businesses.
Tigran Sargsyan
The external structure of the EEU today is quite extensive. More than 40 countries are interested in collaborating with the Union so they can enjoy free, preferential trade with the EEU.
Dmitriy Pankin