Belarus PM, EurAsEC chief to discuss accession of Uzbekistan to organization

Prime Minister of Belarus Sergey Sidorskiy and Secretary-General of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) Grigoriy Rapota will discuss legal arrangements of accession of Uzbekistan to the organization on Friday, 20 October.

Belarusian Prime Minister and EurAsEC Secretary-General will meet today in Minsk, press service of Belarusian government said.

The sides will discuss agenda of upcoming session of Interstate Council of EurAsEC. It is expected that the Interstate Council will consider preparation of documents, necessary for creation of legal base for EurAsEC Customs Union and formation of single energy market. The officials will consider legal arrangements for Uzbekistan's accession to the organization.

The upcoming 17th session of Interstate Council of EurAsEC in the level of heads of governments will take place in Moscow, Russia, on 27 October.

The EurAsEC includes Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The EurAsEC creation treaty was signed in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 10 October 2000. Uzbekistan officially joined to the organisation on 25 January in Saint Petersburg.

The organization aims at promoting the creation of the common customs and economic space in the CIS. The coordination of WTO accession efforts of the member countries is another priority of EurAsEC.