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Serbian FM Says Belgrade Plans To Sign Pact With Eurasian Economic Union

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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Belgrade plans on signing an integrated agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Dacic said during a visit to the Russia city of Suzdal on November 3 that Serbia has “free-trade-zone agreements with certain EAEU members, but they differ.”

He added that Belgrade is now planning to sign a common agreement good for all members of the EAEU.

Dacic said his government would work to find a “unification with all of these [separate] agreements [with individual EAEU members].”

Serbia has traditionally close ties to Russia but also hopes to become a member of the European Union.

The EAEU groups Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia together. It came into being in 2015.

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