Chairman of Federation Council of Russia: Uzbekistan assessing joining EAEU
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The issue of joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is being assessed by Uzbekistan, said the chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko on October 2, Trend reports citing Uzbek media outlets.
“The president of Uzbekistan has made a decision, and now this issue is being worked out on the accession of Uzbekistan to the Eurasian Economic Union,” she said at a meeting with the chairman of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament of Uzbekistan Nurdinjon Ismoilov.
Matvienko noted that in the context of globalization, no state can be successful alone.
“We need to combine the efforts of countries of similar interests, building relations on a mutually beneficial basis,” she said.
She hoped that the coordination process would not be delayed, and the parties would have the opportunity to cooperate within the framework of the “Eurasian family”.
The Eurasian Economic Union was created on the basis of the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus and the Common Economic Space in 2014 to ensure the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor.
At present, the EAEU includes five states - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Members of the association enjoy the right to freely move goods, services and labor.
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