Ukraine, Kiev / Special Correspondent Trend E.Huseynov / "It would be inexpedient to refuse dialogue within CIS because each country presents its interests through dialogue and contacts," said the President of Ukraine, Victor Yushenka, on 14 June in Ukraine in his interview with Trend Agency and other several Azerbaijani TV channels, commenting on the prospects of CIS.
"Without dialogue we can not realize and develop our interests in policy or business. Therefore the dialogur is important," the President said.
According to Yushenko, to speak of the active relations, it would be desirable to hold formal dialogue because it deals with the stable relations which are in need of permanent support in certain form.
"For this, there are organizations like GUAM and other international organizations. However, in my opinion, there are off-political problems - it is very difficult to form the essential part of the joint action plan. On the other hand, as regards to the pragmatic progress which should really unite the countries, approach peoples and strengthen business relations, unfortunately the progress is very low here," he said.
The President of Ukraine regretfully stressed that those agreements signed since 1990 have not been ratified by most countries. Generally there were ratified 4% of the agreements that were signed over the activities of the CIS.
With respect to pragmatic relations, I should say that the key mistake is that CIS was not wise enough and it is courage to adopt a free trade regime. It is so bad. The countries did not state their readiness to work at European markets.
The Ukrainian President noted that the CIS countries could not coordinate a unified tariff policy, particularly, in the sphere of transport means - railway, automobile and airways. It evolved too many impediments, including those in the unification of the transport market, separated from optimization and rational routes.
Moreover, we failed to unify the frontier and customs procedures, which could remove the obstacles in the national, and first of all economic borders. As result, the business and countries do not feel CIS as a format which optimizes the movement of goods, services, workforce or capital," the President regretted.