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Russia invites Tajikistan to become observer state to EEU

Russia invited Tajikistan to become an observer state to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said this at a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and Tajikistan. TajikTa reported.

«We proposed Tajikistan, on the background of the bilateral agenda, to seriously look at the status of an observer state to EEU,» Igor Shuvalov said. The First Deputy Prime Minister noted that the status does not bear a political aspect and concerns exclusively issues that contribute to trade turnover and mutual penetration of economies.

Earlier, Tajikistan made it clear that it was not in a hurry with the decision to join EEU, studying all the pros and cons of participation in the economic organization.

The union includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Moldova is an observer state.

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