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EAEU leaders to discuss Nazarbayev’s possible role in union’s further development

On April 30, EAEU heads of governments may discuss the appointment of Nazarbayev as union's honorary chairman
Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev Alexei Druzhinin/TASS
Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev
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MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. During their summit in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on May 29, the heads of states members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will discuss the role that Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev can play in the further development of the union, a senior Russian government official said.

The statement by First Deputy Chief of the Russian Government Staff Sergei Prikhodko comes shortly after Russia’s Kommersant daily reported that during the May 29 summit, Nazarbayev can be appointed the honorary chairman of EAEU, which brings together Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Besides, Kommersant said during the April 30 EAEU intergovernmental council meeting in Yerevan, to be attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the participants may discuss the honorary chairman’s possible powers and review legislative basis for his appointment.

Commenting on the information, Prikhodko said that Nazarbayev will take part in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session, to take place in the capital of Kazakhstan on the fifth anniversary of the EAEU treaty signing.

"The presidents - members of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council - indeed plan to discuss how Nazarbayev’s unique experience can be used in achieving practical solutions for issues of the Eurasian economic integration’s further development," he said.

According to the Russian government official, Nazarbayev has played a "truly historic role" in the Eurasian economic integration and "is yet to make an even bigger and more valuable contribution into its development."

"The prestige of this statesman will undoubtedly be useful in the future, including for promoting the EAEU on the international arena," he said.