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Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will be granted the title of Honorary Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) at the fifth summit of this organization on May 29, Kommersant reported citing its source at the EAEU.

As per the newspaper, such an idea is discussed because Nazarbayev was the one who had proposed the creation of this organization.  

Since there is no post of Honorary Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Union, the scope of the ex-Kazakh president’s future powers as such is not decided yet. It is only known that, among others, he will be able to present the EAEU to external players.

The final decision on the powers of the EAEU Honorary Chairman will be confirmed at the anniversary meeting on May 29.

The Eurasian Economic Union comprises Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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