Kyrgyzstan’s authorities have announced the country intends to join the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union on January 1, 2015, the speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, said after a meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Prime Minister Dzhoomart Otorbayev, ITAR-TASS reports.
“Kyrgyzstan states that they want to join the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union from January 1, 2015,” she said.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhoomart Otorbayev said Kyrgyzstan is doing everything to become a member of the Eurasian Economic Union this year.
“Russia remains the main economic partner for us in Eurasian integration processes,” Otorbayev said, adding that one of important areas of cooperation with Russia was energy.
Kyrgyzstan also plans to supply more agricultural products to Russia. “Our producers would like to supply their products to the Russian market,” the premier said.