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EAEU leaders agree on observer status for Moldova

Igor Dodon, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union agreed on the observer status for Moldova at the union.

“We expect that as an observer the Republic of Moldova will be actively participating in the activities of our integration alliance,” Putin said addressing President Moldova Igor Dodon at an extended meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

The alliance is ready to consider applications from other countries, the Russian president added.

Speaking at the meeting, Igor Dodon said that receiving the observer status at the EAEU is a historical event.

“We have been striving for more active participation in the integrational projects in the CIS territory long ago,” Dodon announced.

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He added that the necessity to stir up the relation with union was caused by the fact that in recent years Moldova’s ties with the countries the republic had been in a single economic space before have weakened.

“I am sure the observer status will allow Moldova successfully solving many issues in developing the cooperation in mutual trade, agriculture, industry, information technologies, digital economy and many other fields,” Dodon said.

He noted that it is important for Moldova to develop economic relations with all the countries in the world, but the priority is to be given to the CIS.

Dodon also signed a memorandum on cooperation of Moldova with the EAEU.

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