Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2019. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
NUR-SULTAN, May 29 (Xinhua) -- First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was given here today the title of Honorary Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (SEEC) on the suggestion of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"This actually makes a lot of sense, and not only because Mr. Nazarbayev is the one who came up with this whole idea and made a significant contribution to carrying out this plan but also because he remains committed to this project and continues his work," Putin said.
"Thank you, Mr. Nazarbayev, for agreeing with this proposal," he added.
The SEEC session kicked off today, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of Nazarbayev's idea on Eurasian integration and 5th anniversary of Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
The agenda focused on the topical issues and prospects of the EAEU development, including digital agenda, international activities of union, macroeconomic policy of the EAEU for 2019-2020.
Following results of the session, the heads of SEEC member states will adopt the joint statement of the 5th anniversary of EAEU and sign a number of international documents.
Apart from the heads of the EAEU member states -- namely Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia -- President of Moldova Igor Dodon participated as head of an EAEU observer country. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon took part as a honorary guest of the EAEU.