Russian PM: Azerbaijan may sign treaty on free trade zone in CIS
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 / Trend /
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hopes that Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will sign a treaty on forming a free trade zone in the CIS by late 2011, ITAR-TASS reported. The three countries have not yet signed up to new agreement, already agreed with the other eight CIS countries - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan.
Speaking at a press conference following the meetings of the EurAsEC Interstate Council and the Supreme Body of the Customs Union today, Mr. Putin expressed confidence that the existing economic integration will lead to Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan joining the treaty on free trade zone by the end of the year late 2011, by allowing them more time to consider the agreement.