On 1 February, Dmitry Medvedev will visit Almaty to attend a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, as well as a plenary session of the forum Digital Agenda in the Era of Globalisation 2.0: Eurasian Ecosystem for Innovation


On 1 February, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend a regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Almaty. 

During the meeting, the heads of government from the Eurasian Economic Union’s member countries will review topical matters of integration cooperation within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

For example, they will discuss the implementation of the Intergovernmental Council’s decisions, the implementation of the Union’s digital agenda, efforts to ensure the free movement of goods, services and workforce in the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as certain customs regulation matters.

In addition, members of the Intergovernmental Council will exchange opinions on the status of 2018 mutual trade, on topical economic development trends of the member states and proposals to guarantee sustained economic development.

While in Almaty, Mr Medvedev will also take part in the work of the international forum Digital Agenda in the Era of Globalisation 2.0: Eurasian Ecosystem for Innovation. The forum mostly aims to chart joint measures making it possible to expedite the development of digital economies of the EAEU member countries and to make them more competitive.

Forum participants will discuss prospects for integrating Eurasian technoparks, launching joint innovation projects and exchanging experience in the field of promoting and supporting startup companies and young specialists in the IT sector.