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KIEV, June 5 (Itar-Tass) - The signing of a memorandum on the strengthening of cooperation between Ukraine and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) does not run counter the country’s international obligations, Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said.
Speaking at the government session on Wednesday, Azarov said, “The memorandum is a framework document, which expands the possibilities of our cooperation.”
After the document is signed Ukraine will be able to get the observer status to the EEC from January 1, 2015.
At the same time, he recalled that the group, which was studying cooperation with the Customs Union, worked actively. The group studies 95 out of 118 existing agreements, the prime minister said.
“We’re studying them due to Ukraine’s national interests,” he added.
First of all experts are working out measures to reduce technical barriers and get access of domestic goods to the territory of the Customs Union. “Ukraine initiates such events because they improve the balance of trade, expand cooperation and create additional jobs,” the Ukrainian prime minister stressed.