The School of Eurasian Integration: A meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

05 October 2018

On the last day of the International School of Eurasian Integration its participants visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Pankin. In his speech, Mr. Pankin mentioned that the EEU was a promising and ambitious project, a unique tool for the future. All activities of the Eurasian Economic Union today were aimed at providing more opportunities for supranational competences.

During his speech Alexander Pankin also presented results and summarized ideas, which had been mentioned earlier at the meetings with EEU representatives and experts. He emphasized that the EEU, above all, was an economic union making trade and different kinds of exchanges between member countries easier.

The deputy minister stressed that much attention in the EEU was given to digitalization and in the future the allied countries were planning to significantly develop digital economy.

After a productive conversation with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the participants of the Eurasian School visited Historical Centre of the Russian Diplomatic Service. The exposition of the Center included original documents of Tsarist Russia and everyday objects belonging to Russian diplomats. The participants were even able to visit a real study of a diplomat.

The International School of Eurasian Integration “The Eurasian Economic Union: Shaping the Outline of the Future” will end today, on October 5, with presentations of the participants of the project.

Organizers of the school are the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the Eurasian Development Bank and the Russian International Affairs Council.