Members of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council, dear friends. First of all, I want to thank Kazakh friends for their traditional hospitality and high level of organization of our event. Today’s meeting comes a day anniversary of the date of the fifth anniversary of the Treaty on the Eurasian economic Union. 29 may 2014 in Astana the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia signed this historic document. Later we were joined by Armenia, Kyrgyzstan. The beginning of a new stage of development of the Eurasian integration.
Of course, the EEU is still too young, but he already proved its efficiency and independence, providing our countries with additional sources of economic growth to combat negative trends in the world. And this potential is not only far from exhausted, it has not yet begun. Great prospects ahead.
In recent years, it is possible to maintain the increase in volumes of mutual trade. In 2017 to the level of 2016 grew by more than 127%.
To be continued.