13 July 2017
Meeting with heads of national security agencies of the CIS states
Astana, Palace of Peace and Harmony
Before the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of establishing Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee, the Head of the State met with the leaders of the national security agencies of the CIS states.
During the conversation, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of cooperation and interaction of special structures at the international level in ensuring security in the region.
– The tasks before us are common. We all need to cooperate. Times are difficult and alone to solve problems is also hard. Presidents of your countries are close to me people and we solve all issues together, the President of Kazakhstan said.
In conclusion, the Kazakh leader thanked the heads of special bodies of the CIS countries for participating in the solemn event and conveyed greetings and good wishes to the heads of their countries.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU)
Presidents of Kazakhstan and Belarus discussed issues of bilateral cooperation
On the 10-th of February Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev had a telephone talk with Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus
During the conversation Kazakhstan and Belarus Presidents discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as future prospects of interaction within Eurasian Economic Union. Two countries leaders drew the attention to the existing problems in the economies of EAEU member-states that require joint decision.
The current situation in Ukraine were also on the agenda.
Concerning Ukraine,N.Nazarbayev expressed his confidence that the “Normandy Four” negotiations to be held on February 11 in Minsk will bring a compromising decision in searching a way out out of the conflict situation in the East of Ukraine.
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin’s telephone talk
The heads of state discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as interaction within the Eurasian Economic Union.
Vladimir Putin informed Nursultan Nazarbayev of the results of his negotiations with the leaders of Germany and France held on February 6 and a telephone conversation in the Normandy format on February 8.
Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed his confidence that the four-sided talks to be held on February 11 in Minsk will bring about compromise in finding a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine.
In view of Russia’s temporary economic hardships, the heads of state discussed bilateral trade issues. Following the telephone conversation, the presidents instructed the governments of their countries to work out mutually acceptable solutions.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU)
is an economic union of states located primarily in northern Eurasia. A treaty aiming for the establishment of the EEU was signed on 29 May 2014 by the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, and came into force on 1 January 2015. Treaties aiming forArmenia‘s and Kyrgyzstan‘s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union were signed on 9 October 2014 and 23 December respectively. Armenia’s accession treaty came into force on 2 January 2015.Although Kyrgyzstan’s accession treaty will not come into force until May 2015, provided it has been ratified, it will participate in the EEU from the day of its establishment as an acceding state.
In 1994, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev first suggested the idea of creating a regional trading bloc during a speech at Moscow State University. Numerous treaties were subsequently signed to establish the trading bloc gradually. Many politicians, philosophers and political scientists have since called for further integration towards a political, military and cultural union.However, modern-day Kazakhstan has insisted the union stay purely economic as it seeks to keep its independence and sovereignty intact.
The Eurasian Economic Union has an integrated single market of 183 million people and a gross domestic product of over 4 trillion U.S. dollars (PPP). The EEU introduces the free movement of goods, capital, services and people and provides for common transport, agriculture and energy policies, with provisions for a single currency and greater integration in the future. The union operates through supranational and intergovernmental institutions. The supranational institutions are the Eurasian Commission (the executive body), the Court of the EEU (the judicial body) and the Eurasian Development Bank. National governments are usually represented by the Eurasian Commission’s Council. In addition, all member states participate in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, an intergovernmental mutual defence alliance.