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30 October 2020, 16:29

EEC approves observer status in EAEU for Cuba

MOSCOW, 30 October (BelTA) – The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) has approved the draft decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on granting Cuba with an observer status in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), BelTA learned from the EEC press service.

“The final decision will be taken by the EAEU heads of state,” the EEC said.

Earlier, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council was informed about Cuba's intention to obtain an observer status in the EAEU. “The heads of state instructed to hold joint consultations with the country to clarify technical issues and further prospects for cooperation,” the press service said.

On 24 September, the EEC was officially visited by the Cuban delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz. During the joint consultations, the EEC deputy foreign ministers declared support to the initiative of the Cuban side. Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sergei Glazyev said that the EAEU countries have already been cooperating with Cuba as part of the memorandum concluded in 2018. There is a great mutual desire to increase cooperation.

The EAEU comprises Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. Moldova has an observer status in the EAEU.

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