The UN General Assembly (GA) unanimously adopted the resolution "Cooperation between the UN and the Eurasian Economic Community" in the UN headquarters in New York, BelTA learnt from the permanent representative office of the Republic of Belarus in the UN.
The elaboration of the GA resolution was coordinated by a delegation from Belarus as the country presiding at the EurAsEC. The resolution was submitted on behalf of the EurAsEC member-states - Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan and its three co-authors: Armenia, Thailand and the Philippines.
The UN GA praised the EurAsEC member-states' adherence to the expansion of the regional economic integration by means of setting up the customs union, the free trade zone and the EurAsEC united energy market.
The UN General Assembly emphasized the importance to continue developing the dialogue, cooperation and coordination between the UN and EurAsEC system and offered the UN Secretary General to hold regular consultations with the EurAsEC Secretary General on the issues.
The UN GA urged specialized institutions and other organizations, programmes and funds of the UN system, international financial institutions to strengthen cooperation and develop direct contacts with the EurAsEC.
The EurAsEC became an observer in the UN GA in 2003. A memorandum of mutually understanding was signed between the EurAsEC and the UN Development Programme in 2006. The agreement between the EurAsEC Interparliamentary Assembly and the UN Economic Commission for Europe was signed in 2007. Adopted in 2007, the GA first resolution on cooperation between the UN and the EurAsEC laid the foundation for strengthening cooperation between the two organizations.