Shavkat Mirziyoev Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev said that Tashkent intends in the near future be limited to observer status in the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). About it writes “Kommersant”.
“Know that from a political point of view, nobody will not give up our independence, it’s in your hands and in the hands of the President, who confided in the nation,” said Mirziyoev about determining the country’s status in the organization.
He recalled that Uzbekistan is not included in the offer of the state party. The President stressed that currently the Uzbek authorities are studying “as observers, it suited us or not.”
In October of intent to join the EEU was announced by the speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko. According to her, the decision was taken personally by the President of the Central Asian Republic Shavkat Mirzieev.
The EEU is an international economic Union. Its purpose is to conduct a coordinated economic policy and the creation of zones of free movement of goods, services, capital and labour. The Treaty establishing the Union was signed in 2014 and entered into force on 1 January 2015. In EEU includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
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