Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint photo session before a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Sochi

Putin Invites EAEU Leaders to Attend 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

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SOCHI (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday invited leaders of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to attend the FIFA World Cup, set to be held in Russia this summer.

"You are all invited. I had already said this before. Thank you for your warm wishes," Putin told EAEU leaders during a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The EAEU is an international organization that encourages regional economic integration through the free movement of goods, services, and people within the union. It comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

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