New geopolitical conditions allow for intensified integration processes in Eurasia
In today’s geopolitical situation, of course, we are looking more to the East, to Asia. Large integration associations, such as the SCO, the EAEU, ASEAN and the One Belt, One Road initiative, are already working in this area. The CIS can also be mentioned here — Nikolay Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Energy is a fundamental part of the integration project. Eurasia is rich in energy resources, so roads, air channels and energy play an important role here. We talk about building pipelines, and we think they are extremely important — Shafqat Ali Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation.
After the start of events in Ukraine, new opportunities have opened up for us to strengthen infrastructure cooperation in order to embark on fundamental work. <...> The geopolitical changes that have taken place offer unique opportunities for the integration of our region — Ahmad Asadzadeh, Deputy Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Eurasian space is probably the most dynamic macro-region in the world. Of course, additional grid and generating capacity is needed for development, as well as active economic development — Andrey Ryumin, General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti.