President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has approved the draft Treaty on the Customs code of the Eurasian economic Union as the basis for negotiations. The decree published on the legal Internet portal of the country.
To negotiate, according to the decree, the authorized State customs Committee. The document also provides for the signing of the agreement in achieving agreement within the approved draft.
As previously reported, President of Belarus did not participate in the integration summits of the Eurasian economic Union and the organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO), which took place on 26 December. Also did not attend the summits, neither the Prime Minister nor any other authorized person. The official explanation of Lukashenka’s absence was not followed, however, the source familiar with the preparations for the summit, said that the reason for the absence Lukashenko is connected with the problems in bilateral relations with Russia.
In the absence of Lukashenka at the summit, the presidents of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, all members of the EEU, except for Belarus, signed a single Customs code. First President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev refused to sign the code, as stated by the Chairman of the colleagues of the Eurasian economic Collegium of the Prime Minister, but after half an hour, Sargsyan told reporters that the code was signed by all four presidents.
They are also requested to submit the documents to the Belarusian side. Unsigned Lukashenko code could not enter into force.