MOSCOW, 26 January (BelTA) – Big advances have been made in the development in the Union State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a plenary session of the State Duma (lower house), BelTA has learned.
"Big advances have been made in the development of integration in the Union State of Russia and Belarus," Sergey Lavrov said. "This work is done literally every day."
The Russian top diplomat stated that pursuing a multi-vector policy since the early 2000s Russia has not focused exclusively on the west that has recently been mainly about threats and challenges. "World politics and economics have pivoted from the Euro-Atlantic to Eurasia," he said.
Sergey Lavrov stressed that today integration within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union has been gaining steam. Its external relations have been expanding. "This work is aligned with the plans of the Commonwealth of Independent States in relevant areas, including trade liberalization," he said.