MINSK, 27 May (BelTA) – Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union should simply unite and act as one. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 27 May, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed: “Our session is taking place in complicated geopolitical and economic conditions. We’ve managed to successfully ameliorate problems on the currency and financial market. However, the pressure of sanctions is not getting weaker but, on the contrary, it seems to be getting stronger.”
The head of state noted that due to the global nature of economy and since Russia is a major trade and economic partner for Eurasian Economic Union countries, all the members of the union will be affected by the sanctions to a varying degree.
“This is why we cannot stay idle. I say it again to those, who think that problems will go away of their own accord and they will be able to sit this one out. We simply have to unite and act together. It is obvious that everyone needs it and there is no other way if we are to preserve our statehood, our union, and if we truly think about the wellbeing of our nations,” the president stated.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the steps the countries have taken already confirm it. In particular, it is true for the promptly taken decisions to bolster the stability of the economies of the countries.