Serbia-Russia friendship: Serbia plans to sign deal with Russia-led economic union

10:33 Nov. 5, 2016

Serbia plans to sign deal with Russia-led economic union

In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Serbian soldiers parachute from a Mil Mi-8 transport helicopter with Russian and Serbian flags (AP Photo)

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. 

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'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. 

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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. 

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