The Eurasian Economic Commission will deepen cooperation with Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan

May 29, 2013 During the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the supreme body of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, was signed a decision on the draft memorandum on the deepening interaction of the Eurasian Economic Commission to Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. This meeting was attended by the presidents of the member states of the Customs Union, as well as by the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

At the meeting, the presidents of the member states of the Customs Union discussed plans for the further development of regional integration, including the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union by January 1, 2015 and the expansion of cooperation of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

A number of other documents were signed, including the implementation of the main directions of integration, the creation of an integrated information system of foreign and mutual trade, agro-coordinated policy of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

It is expected that Ukraine will become an observer to the Eurasian Economic Union. The sides plan to sign a memorandum in the coming days at a meeting of Heads of Government in Minsk. Kyrgyzstan also received observer status at the Eurasian Economic Commission and other formats of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space.