As Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Kirill Barsky noted, the initiative of President Vladimir Putin to form a Greater Eurasian Partnership is now in great demand.
MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. Russia continues to work on the formation of the national concept of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, put forward at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced on Friday by Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Kirill Barsky at the General Council meeting of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
"Now Russia, developing its national concept of the vision of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, certainly considers the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly as a regional integrator of projects, plans, strategies, cooperation, primarily in the humanitarian field," - he said.
As Barsky noted, Putin's initiative to form a Greater Eurasian Partnership is now in great demand, "particularly in the view of the negative trends that are now being observed."
“Here, it seems to me, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly came into resonance both with the objective trends that we observe on the Eurasian continent, and with the ideas that have now become the common macroeconomic strategy of the EEC, the creation of Greater Eurasia, such an umbrella format, where there would be a place for a variety of strategies, initiatives, programs, plans," - he added.
The diplomat also pointed out that the Greater Eurasian Partnership has a humanitarian component. "And in this regard, we can say that the formation of Greater Eurasia is impossible without the consolidation of initiatives, the business community, civil society of the Eurasian states," - he noted.