Belarus Ready to Sacrifice Its Interests for Customs Union's Sake - Lukashenko

MINSK. Nov 27 (Interfax) - Decisions expected to be taken within the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan do not meet Minsk's interests completely, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"Some of the decisions we plan to take are quite sensitive and are not totally positive to Belarus," Lukashenko said at a meeting with his Russian and Kazakh counterparts in Minsk on Friday.

"However, we agree to make them today because we hope to strike a balance in interests eventually, which will produce common results for all parties and the [Eurasian Economic] Community as a whole," the Belarusian president said.

Decisions taken within the Customs Union are crucial to the future of the three nations' economies and will influence the geopolitical situation both in Eurasia and the rest of the world, he said.

"These decisions must ensure our states' involvement in global political and economic processes and improve the efficiency and competitiveness of our national economies," Lukashenko said.


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