Ukraine hopes to become a Eurasian Economic Commission observer, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told Eurasian Economic Commission Board Chairman Viktor Khristenko in Kyiv on Monday, Sept. 10.
“We would like to offer for your consideration the Ukrainian
representation in the Eurasian Economic Commission and to express our
wish to participate in its activities as an observer,” he said.
Ukraine would like to accredit its permanent representative to the
Commission, who would be working at the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia, he
Ukraine and the Eurasian Economic Commission agreed to cooperate in
trade and technical regulation and signed two related memoranda in Kyiv
on Monday. Azarov and Khristenko signed the documents.
The Eurasian Economic Commission was established by the presidents of
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in late 2011 as a permanent regulatory
body of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space (it currently
unites Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and is open to other countries).
The Commission is a supranational managerial body. It is not
subordinated to either of the three national governments. Decisions of
the Commission are mandatory for the three member states. The main goal
of the Commission is to ensure the functioning and development of the
Customs Union and the Common Economic Space and to make proposals on