President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) have to display a high level of functioning in order to make it better than the European Union.
"We have no way back. We need to improve the Eurasian Economic Union, to create an alliance is not worse than the EU. Otherwise, we are in front of our people will look talkers "- reports Tass statement Lukashenko at the meeting with the Chairman of the Board of ECE Tigran Sargsyan.
According to Lukashenko, in the EAEC, created in a relatively short period of time, enough success. "But the gaps and unresolved issues that must be resolved by objective, subjective reasons, a lot of - said Lukashenko. - So you have to strain all of the ECE Commission to the presidents and prime ministers to lead to a high level of functioning of the Eurasian Economic Union. "
The President recalled that in 2015 year Belarus presided over the EAEC and proposed action plan for the development of the Union, noting that many of the issues for various reasons could not be solved until the end. "Somewhere we seriously not doing enough, it was a lot of uncertainty. Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO also left its mark, we had to adapt, "- said the president.
At the same time, Lukashenko is optimistic about the future of the EAEC. "Life will force us to move very quickly in terms of the formation of our union, the alignment of the formula, which we have always said. To us, in our national borders has been truly freedom: and markets, and capital and labor, - he said. - To our national problems do not interfere with the development of common interests and solving the issues that confront us. "
Tigran Sargsyan, in turn, expressed the hope that the work done on creating a common economic space, a huge experience will help give new impetus to the integration process. "To our citizens, our businesses have felt the real impact on them" - he said. Chairman of the Board of ECE drew attention to the serious transformation of the world, new challenges for Eurasian integration.
On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on the Asian economic forum in Boao said that Russia supports the harmonization of regional integration projects based on universal principles of transparent international trade. "This is the aim of the Russian initiative to start consultations, members of the EAEC, SCO and ASEAN on forming a possible economic partnership, it would cover almost a third of the global economy in purchasing power parity", - said Dvorkovich.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual address to the Federal Assembly, proposed together with colleagues at the Eurasian Economic Union to begin consultations with members of the SCO and ASEAN on forming a possible economic partnership. He stressed that this partnership should be based on principles of equality and mutual interest.