Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
Russia, China suggest for UN SC to adopt resolution on chemical terrorism threatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:23
Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
ST. PETERSBURG, June 16. /TASS/. Singapore is interested in creating a zone of free trade with the Eurasian Economic Union, the chairman of the Eurasian Economic commission’s Board, Tigran Sarkisian, told the St. Petersburg International Economic forum.
"We’ve started the dialog. Singapore’s prime minister suggested quick transition to discussing the possibility of concluding a free trade zone agreement with Singapore," he said.
"Singapore is interested," he said. "I am pleased to inform you that the prime ministers of our countries (EAEU) discussed this question, too, and welcomed the idea."
At a meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Li Hsian Loong in May Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the establishment of a EAEU-Singapore free trade zone would boost bilateral trade.
Putin said that Russia-Singapore relations were developing and mutual investment growing. Russia’s investment in Singapore currently stands at $2.5 billion, and Singapore’s investment in Russia, at $1 billion.
Putin recalled that Vietnam was the first of the ASEAN member-states to have signed a free trade zone agreement with Russia.