TASHKENT, October 2. /TASS/. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has decided to consider the issue of the republic entering the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Russian Federation Council (upper house) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Senate (Oliy Majlis) Nurdinzhon Ismoilov on Wednesday.
"We know that Uzbek President has made a decision, currently the issue of Uzbekistan’s joining the Eurasian Economic Union is under consideration," she said.
The move will provide new opportunities for bilateral cooperation and eliminate certain barriers and obstacles currently existing in the relationship between the two countries, Matviyenko said, adding that she hopes the approval process will not take long.