MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – Economic cooperation between the CIS member states is of paramount importance, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council held online on 15 October, BelTA has learned.
According to the Belarusian leader, the key achievements of the CIS include the preservation of close human contacts, trust-based political relations, multifaceted economic ties with an eye to further integration. “Amidst the global instability, cooperation of mutually complementary economies of the CIS states is of key importance,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“We should understand that we are not welcome in any other markets. Markets have long been divided. Therefore, we hope to God to retain our positions on our own markets. This is the way to go,” the head of state said.
The president believes that in today's conditions it makes sense to take concrete steps to converge regional integration processes. “I believe that the CIS agenda should first of all take into account what is happening in Greater Eurasia. In a number of ways, the CIS agenda can be synchronized with the agenda of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” he said.