Eurasian Union to greenlight talks on trade with Serbia

The leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will give the green light for the start of talks on establishing a unified trade regime with Serbia.

Source: Tanjug, TASS

This was stated by Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, according to Tanjug.

The EAEU leaders will meet for a summit in Astana on Tuesday.

"Decisions are expected in Astana on the launch of talks on unifying the trade regime with Serbia," Russia's TASS agency quoted Ushakov as telling reporters.

The union's relations with other countries will be discussed at an expanded session of the Higher Eurasian Economic Council, he said.

According to Ushakov, the leaders are expected to issue an instruction to the Eurasian Economic Commission to sign a joint statement with China on the beginning of negotiations on a trade-and-economic cooperation agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and China.

The EAEU member states have already signed a free trade agreement with Vietnam while similar talks are underway with Israel, with experts working on establishing free trade areas with India, Egypt and Iran, he said.

Tuesday's summit will also be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, TASS reported.

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