10:33 Nov. 5, 2016
The announcement arrived during Serbian FM visit to Russia
Serbia has plans to sign a cooperation agreement with the Eurasian economic union, the country's foreign minister Ivica Dacic said, according to RFE/RL.
The announcement arrived during Dacic's visit to the Russian city of Suzdal.
'Serbia has free trade zone agreements with certain EAEU members, but they differ', he said, adding that Belgrade is planning to sign a common deal, 'good for all members of the Union'.
The Eurasian economic union emerged in 2015, and nowadays consists of five states: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Russia, which is considered to be the leader.
Dacic said Serbia would try to work out a deal, that would unify all the separate agreements with individual Union members.
Belgrade has close ties to Russia, but it also hopes to become a member of the European Union.
However, Serbia has refused to support the common EU policy and impose sanctions on the Kremlin for annexing Crimea and instigating a war in eastern Ukraine.