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10 December 2021, 17:14

EAEU to develop cooperation with regional associations, countries

Iya Malkina
Iya Malkina

MOSCOW, 10 December (BelTA) - The Eurasian Economic Union will develop cooperation with regional associations and individual countries. The plans make part of the main international activities for 2022, approved by the leaders of the EAEU countries at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting on 10 December, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a briefing after the summit, BelTA has learned.

“Priority for the EAEU in 2022 will be cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, key regional economic associations and the largest national economies of Eurasia as the basis for the implementation of the idea of the Greater Eurasian Partnership. The key areas will also include the promotion of the export potential of the EAEU states, interaction with regional integration associations and international organizations in green economy, and systematic work to promote the union globally and regionally,” Iya Malkina said.

According to her, plans are in place to continue cooperation with Vietnam, Serbia, Singapore and Iran under preferential trade agreements and with China under a trade and economic cooperation agreement.

“Work will continue to form an institutional framework for interaction with Egypt, Israel, India, and Iran as part of negotiations on free trade agreements, as well as with Indonesia and Mongolia, in case the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council decides to initiate negotiations,” the EEC official representative added.

The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit was held via video conference. It was attended by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.

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