Belarus interests in Customs Union must be fully observed - pres

MINSK, November 17 (Itar-Tass) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has urged the government to maximally take into account the country's economic and foreign policy interests at the stage when Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia coordinate terms of the Customs Union of the three states.

"I will say unequivocally that I worry whether Belarus's economic and foreign policy interests are enough protected and fully taken into consideration at the stage of coordinating Customs Union's terms," he stressed.

The president reminded a session on the Customs Union that the signing of documents that will launch the setting up of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia is scheduled for the end of November, at a session of the EurAsEC Interstate Council.

"Will the Customs Union solve the problems that we faced when we were building the Union State?" he asked the government before listening to a report on results reached during preparatory work.

Lukashenko put in doubt the dash of Belarussian negotiators in work at documents. "One gets an impression that they have chosen the path of least resistance, ceding their positions and receiving nothing objective instead, apart from general pledges and promises," he stressed.


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