Belarus always stands for integration in post-Soviet territory

The 16th summit of the EurAsEC Interstate Council in a narrow format started in Minsk, Belarus, on 23 June.

Belarus has always stood for and will continue supporting the closest integration in the post-Soviet space, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in the opening of the 16th summit of the EurAsEC Interstate Council in a narrow format.

The countries around the world tend to unite into regional economic and political organizations, Belarusian leader said. "These are objective processes. No doubts, there are all prerequisites for the EurAsEC to become an effective integration association. Today six countries members of the Community have big economic, energy, transport and human potential", the Belarusian leader stressed.

Presidents of the EurAsEC member states are expected to discuss the proposals on improving the strategy and tactics of the organization's development, the draft concept on the EurAsEC international activity. They will consider the information on legalizing the accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the EurAsEC and on the budget of the Community.

The agenda also includes a report on the progress in the implementation of the decisions taken at a sitting of the EurAsEC Interstate Council on June 22 in 2005. The participants of the summit are also expected to discuss the issues on instituting the honorary diploma of the Eurasian Economic Community, on Eurasian junior sports games and the festival of cultures of Eurasia nations.