The first proposal on investigating the advisability of this structure was discussed and fixed in the protocol of the informal meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan on 19-21 December 2008. Formally, the initiative has been generated by Russia and Kazakhstan who invited other interested countries to join it. In February, the member states were entrusted with the development of concrete proposals on the rules for procedure, financial sources, areas of activities, etc. which have to be elaborated in one month. Belarus has already proposed this Center to be situated on its territory. It considers nanotechnologies to be one of its focus areas. Russia is also ready to host the new international structure.
The next meeting of EurAsEC Highest State Council will be held in Minsk in autumn 2009.