MOSCOW (ArmRadio)—The Russian government has approved the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The agreement was approved at a cabinet meeting on Nov. 20. The document will now be forwarded to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. He will consider the agreement and submit it for ratification by the Russian Duma.
The Agreement will ensure Armenia’s participation in the Eurasian Economic Union starting from Jan. 2, 2015, and will begin the process of eliminating barriers to trade between member countries’ markets.
Meanwhile, the prime ministers of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member countries, who are in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for a session of the Council of CIS heads of government, signed a protocol on Friday providing for “secure free movement of goods” across several former Soviet republics, the press service of the Armenian government said.
The meeting also discussed a set off issues concerning medical and social support for veterans, participants of local conflicts and their families living in CIS countries, as well as the allocation of funds for the creation and development of a united air defense system of CIS countries.
The heads of government also discussed other issues concerning the development of cooperation within the Commonwealth.