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Medvedev to take part in Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Bishkek

March 07, 3:33 UTC+3 BISHKEK

Apart from that, it is planned to hear a report of the Eurasian Economic Commission on economic sectors having integration potential and measures to make use of this potential

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BISHKEK, March 7. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan’s capital city of Bishkek late on Monday, will take part in a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on Tuesday.

The meeting’s agenda includes a wide range of issues of the integration agenda, regulation of the Eurasian Economic Council’s domestic market and encouraging sectoral cooperation, the press service of the Russian government said earlier.

"Special attention will be focused on trade between the member countries of the Union, mechanisms for preventing illegal trade in industrial and agricultural products, protection of intellectual property rights," the press service said.

Apart from that, it is planned to hear a report of the Eurasian Economic Commission on economic sectors having integration potential and measures to make use of this potential.

"Participants in the meeting will consider the initiative of setting up a special dialogue platform for government authorities, public and scientific organizations, businessmen and right holders geared to create favorable conditions for fair competition within the Eurasian Economic Union," the press service said.

It will be the ninth meeting of the Intergovernmental Council since January 2015, when the Eurasian Economic Union came into existence, and the first one this year. The previous meeting was held on November 16, 2016 in Moscow. Kyrgyzstan holds chairmanship in Union’s bodies, including the Intergovernmental Council, in 2017.

While in Kyrgyzstan, the Russian prime minister will have a number of bilateral meetings.

"We will discuss integration issues with our colleagues from the Union member countries," Medvedev said earlier announcing the Bishkek summit. "We have rather a lot of such issues and we will discuss them unequivocally to see what is to be done to promote integration."

Upon arrival in Bishkek, the Russian prime minister met with his Armenian counterpart, Karen Karapetyan.

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