Eurasian Economic Union agreement to be discussed in Astana 23 сентября 2013, 16:53
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Preparation of the Eurasian Economic Union agreement will be discussed in Astana, Tengrinews reports citing the Kazakhstan President’s press-service.
“On September 25 Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will meet with Prime-Ministers of the Customs Union and Common Economic Space member-countries who will arrive in Astana for the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council,” the message states.
The meeting will cover further enhancement of the Eurasian economic integration, as well as the implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting of the Supreme Economic Council held in Astana on May 29, 2013, including the preparation of the Eurasian Economic Union agreement.
Earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his visit to Astana that the agreement establishing the Eurasian Economic Union was expected to be signed in line with the agreed schedule. The plan is to esbalish the Eurasian Economic Union on January 1, 2015. The current member-countries of the Common Economic Space -- Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus -- are expected to become the new Union's members.
“The Eurasian Economic Union that promotes unlimited movement of goods, services, capitals and labor,” Lavrov said after the recent meeting with Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov.
Earlier Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Kairat Sarybai said that the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union should be ready by May 1, 2014. “We are currently aligning the legal framework of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space. It will be used as the basis for the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union that has to be prepared by May 1, 2014 and come into effect on January 1, 2015,” he said at the briefing in the Central Communications Service on August 12.