Deputy PM: Belarus is ready to sign Eurasian Economic Union Treaty

Belarus is ready to sign the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty on May 29, Uladzimir Siamashka said at the Belarusian Industrial Forum in Minsk today.

‘The final document was discussed in the government yesterday. We have found a compromise formula and necessary decisions. The Belarusian side is ready to sign the document,’ state-run news agency BelTA quotes the official as saying. In accordance with his words, the draft agreement has been coordinated and is ready for signing.

Belarus struck a deal with Russia regarding oil supplies that will meet the country’s full demand; export duties on oil products will be gradually lifted, Russia is to transfer $2 bn loan to Belarus, President Aliaksandr Lukashenka said on May, 9. Belarus is not going to block the signing of the treaty to establish the Eurasian Economic Union, he added. It is evident that Mr Lukashenka was paid the price he had set for further Eurasian integration.
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