Belarusian PM: Millions Of People Wait For Pension Agreement In EAEU

The agreement on workers pension provision in the EAEU countries is being developed, but slower than it should be, Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov said at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council (EIC) in Astana on 14 August.


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“This agreement is expected by millions of people, whose work activities are connected with several countries of the union. The question is sensitive, but the interests of people should be maximally protected, taking into account the financial capabilities of our states,” Andrei Kobyakov stressed.

During the meeting the heads of governments discussed the draft agreement on workers pension provision. This agreement must ensure equal rights of workers in EAEU member states. It gives the right to work in any country of the EAEU without loss of seniority and pension for the employment period in another member state of the union.


The meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council takes place in Astana during the international specialized exhibition “EXPO-2017”. 

On 13 August, Belarusian and Kazakh delegations signed a number of documents on mutual cooperation in the field of exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes between the states.

The meeting is also attended by the PMs of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and the Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board. On 14 August, all states signed an assignment for the mutual recognition of national and international driving permits issued in one state of the EAEC to carry out business activities on the territory of another union country.

Sources: TUT.BY, BelTA, inform.kz.