“The mutual benefit of the union for the participating countries is obvious.

We have a huge potential for further integration,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying at the opening of the first Eurasian Economic Forum in Bishkek.

Zhaparov called union programs one of the main instruments of integration.

“The EAEU should become a model of an economic community flowing into a political union,” he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union on May 27 via videoconference.