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25 May 2023, 15:54

Lukashenko urges EAEU to reach out to southeast countries

MOSCOW, 25 May (BelTA) – It is necessary to reach out to southeast countries. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow on 25 May, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned the improvement of transport infrastructure and the development of effective logistics as priority vectors of development of the Eurasian Economic Union. “The Kazakhstan president raised this matter during the narrow-format meeting and cited examples to demonstrate how important it is for the development of our union,” he remarked.

“Due to the turning of our export flows to the southeast, it is necessary to reach out to countries of this region through joint efforts. It is a bottomless market for our goods,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

At the same time it is necessary to enable equal access to the existing infrastructure and emerging infrastructure in order to avoid unpleasant situations in the future. The export of timber via territories of EAEU member states to third-country markets was mentioned as an example. “And how Kazakhstan talks about coal,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.

The president also believes it is advisable to revisit the matter of liberalization of transportation by road to third countries without the need to obtain special permits.

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