Interfax quoted Mr Andrei Savinykh the Belarusian Foreign Ministry press secretary said Belarus intends to sign the main documents on a common economic space with Russia and Kazakhstan before the end of the year.
He said that "Belarus is also ready to launch the necessary ratification procedures."
The spokesman said "We are thus taking the lead in integration processes within the CES framework, adding that Russia and Kazakhstan were also stepping up efforts."
The diplomat said "We hope the CES will take effect within the shortest possible time."
(Sourced from Interfax)