The presidents of the countries of the Eurasian economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) agreed to provide Moldova with the status of observer in EurAsEC. This was announced by President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council in Bishkek.
“We looked in the narrow circle of the appeal of the Republic of Moldova on granting the status of observer in the Eurasian economic Union. And the Supreme Eurasian economic Union in the narrow circle decided to welcome and support the intention of the Republic of Moldova on the status of observer in the Eurasian economic Union,” said Atambayev.
Present at the meeting of the presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Serzh Sargsyan and Almazbek Atambayev. Also in the meeting involved the President of Moldova Igor Dodon.
As reported, the Dodon on 17 January said that following the talks with Putin have expressed a desire to terminate the Agreement on Association of Moldova with the European Union and to become an observer in the Eurasian economic Union.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Moldova, Paul Philip stated that the Memorandum of cooperation of Moldova with the Eurasian economic Union, which was signed by President Igor Dodon, just paper, it has no legal value.
“The position of the democratic party regarding this Memorandum is very clear. In Moldova, the Parliament is a Supreme body which determines the direction of foreign and domestic policy. Yes, the President participates in the negotiations and puts his signature on behalf of Moldova, but then these documents should be ratified by Parliament. He must warn the partners that signed the document that he does not have legal force,” said Philip.