Lavrov: Dozens of countries eager to set up free trade zones with EEU

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MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Dozens of countries have already voiced their intention to set up free trade zones with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference for Russian and foreign reporters on 21 January, BelTA has learned.

"The interest in the EEU we see from many partners is demonstrative," Sergei Lavrov said. "We hail the intention of many countries to develop free trade relations with the EEU," he added.

In his words, the initiative to develop a free trade zone between the EEU and the European Union remains relevant today, BelTA reports.

The Russian Foreign Minister named the EEU development a big step towards integration in the post-Soviet space. Armenia joined the EEU on 2 January. Kyrgyzstan will complete the procedure of entering the union in the near future.

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