ArmInfo. It is planned to sign an agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the People's Republic of China, as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran, within the framework of the XI Astana Economic Forum, which will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan on May 17- 19.
As the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission told ArmInfo, the agreement is scheduled to be signed on May 17. Between the Union and Iran, a free trade zone will be established, providing for the reduction or zeroing of import customs duties for a fairly wide range of goods. With China, agreements were reached on broad-scale and sectoral cooperation.
On behalf of the EAEU, the agreements will be signed by Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECE). High-ranking representatives of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, China and Iran will attend the signing ceremony.
The details of the agreements will be revealed during the high-level panel discussions within the framework of the Astana Economic Forum at the sessions: "EAEU-Iran: New Perspectives of Cooperation in the Conditions of Preferential Trade" and "How to Create a Unified Economic Space of Eurasia?".
It should be noted that the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan expects participation of leading global leaders, international experts, politicians, economists, scientists, cultural figures with a world-wide name at the forum to discuss issues of global challenges that are relevant for all mankind.
In 2018, the Global Challenges Summit will be launched on the basis of the AEF. This is a new stage in the development of the Astana Economic Forum and an opportunity for Kazakhstan to become the engine of a now global discussion on the ways, goals and ways of developing humanity and peace.