By Elena Teslova
MOSCOW (AA) - The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit kicked off in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Friday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance.
Besides leaders of member countries Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, the prime minister of Uzbekistan, which has an observer status in the union, is also taking part in the meeting.
"Participants will discuss current issues of the EAEU and set targets for further deepening integration processes and improving the functioning of a single market for goods and services," the Kremlin said in a statement.
A number of agreements in energy, trade and other sectors are expected to be signed and approved during the summit.
Kyrgyzstan is presiding the Eurasian bloc for 2022, and the rotating chairmanship will be taken over by Russia next year.