ITIC’s Mukhit Akhanov met this week in Moscow with Timur Suleimenov, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Eurasia Economic Commission (EEC), who has recently been reappointed for a second four-year term to begin on 1 February. The EEC chairmanship will pass from Russia’s Vitkor Khristenko to former Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on 1 February 2016, and a restructuring of the EEC Secretariat is expected by mid-March. New member states Kyrgyzstan and Armenia are expected to assume important positions among the EEC leadership, perhaps the portfolios pertaining to oil and gas and customs policy.

During the planning discussion for 2016, Minister Suleimenov confirmed his participation in the Eurasia Tax Forum in The Hague in June 2016 and in other ITIC programs throughout the year.

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