Customs Union supreme body to meet in any case

ST. PETERSBURG, May 28 (Itar-Tass) -- The supreme body of the Customs Union bringing together Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan that is due to meet here on Friday will be convened in any case, spokesman for the Russian prime minister Dmitry Peskov said.

"Indeed, we have the information that Prime Minister Sidorsky (Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky) cannot participate in a meeting today. Meanwhile, at the present moment Kazakhstan confirmed its participation, and the meeting will be held in any case," Peskov said.

"Belarus does not confirm the participation of Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky in a meeting at the level of the prime ministers in St. Petersburg," spokesman for the Belarusian prime minister Alexander Timoshenko told Itar-Tass earlier on Friday.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to meet with his counterparts from Belarus and Kazakhstan at a meeting of the Customs Union supreme body in St. Petersburg in order to discuss the issues that remained unsettled at the previous meeting.


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