2 Feb 2023 15:49

Russian PM urges EAEU states to keep forming common energy markets

ALMATY. Feb 2 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has urged Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states to keep forming common energy markets and mitigate economic risks posed by the use of unfriendly countries' currencies.

Mishustin identified priorities of Russia's EAEU presidency at a Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting and noted the need for stepping up cooperation in digital transformation processes.

The EAEU common market should create conditions for launching new high-tech enterprises and adopting cutting-edge solutions in manufacturing processes, he said.

"It is no less important to pursue a common food security policy. We should continue to make joint decisions on the formation of common energy markets. Together, we should mitigate economic risks posed by the use of currencies of unfriendly countries and improve the business climate," Mishustin said.

The development of new transport and logistics infrastructure and mutually advantageous, equal EAEU cooperation with foreign partners and international associations are among the priorities, Mishustin said.

"We are ready for close constructive interaction with partners and the Eurasian Economic Commission in achieving the Russian presidency's priorities. Our countries have been working together for decades in a great variety of areas, and it is especially important now to strengthen practical cooperation and to broaden areas of joint activity, first and foremost, to make the lives of our people better," Mishustin said.