Lukashenka to participate in EurAsEC summit in Moscow

Aliaksandr Lukashenka is going to Moscow on a working visit. He will take part in the Interstate Council meeting of the EurAsEC (Eurasian Economic Community). The EurAsEC summit due in Moscow on March 19, 2012 under the chairmanship of President Dmitry Medvedev will speak about the future of integration processes on the CIS space. As was previously agreed, basic principles of the draft treaty providing transforming EurAsEC into a new integration structure are to be defined in the course of the meeting.

In addition, the leaders will discuss the beginning activity of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a body established on February 1, 2012, which is led by Viktor Khristenko.

The meeting will be attended by presidents of EurAsEC member states (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and the leaders of observer states ( Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine).

The Kremlin views the summit as an event «of paramount importance for further Eurasian economic integration.» The leaders of the member states are expected to make decisions specifying the outlines of future regional integration processes, the Kremlin said.

Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan set up EurAsEC in 2000 and seven years later Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan moved further on the road to integration by starting to create a customs union. Other EurAsEC members are supposed to join later.


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