Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a working meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council (WEEC) members, which will be held in a video conference format on Tuesday, April 14. This was reported by the Kremlin press service on April 13.
“The main focus will be on discussing joint actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection and maintain the economic stability of the member States of the Eurasian economic Union,” the report said.
As a result of the meeting, it is planned to adopt a joint statement of the VEEC members. Izvestia was informed about the upcoming meeting in an online format by the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) on April 2.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko suggested calling a meeting of the EEU leaders in a conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the end of March. The Belarusian leader suggested discussing economic challenges and ” urgent issues that require detailed discussion at the highest level.”
The Supreme Eurasian economic Council is the highest body of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). The EEU consists of the presidents of the EEU member States-Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This year, Belarus is the country that holds the chairmanship of the Eurasian economic Union.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 180 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (who) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world. According to Worldometer on April 13, more than 1.8 million cases of the disease were confirmed worldwide, and 114 thousand people died.