SPIEF #3: Putin calls on Asian powers to join greater Eurasian Partnership


Putin at SPIEF 2Eurasian Partnership: Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to set up an economic union spanning the EEU, China, India, Pakistan, Iran and the CIS, he told the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) last Friday. The idea of the so-called Eurasian Partnership was originally aired at a meeting of EEU heads in Astana last month will be revisited at the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September.
“We believe that the EEU could become one of the drivers for the formation of a broader integration path,” he said
Putin also again raised the idea of creating a single energy market between the EEU and China.

Source: pravdareport