MINSK, October 1 (Itar-Tass) - Belarus hopes to remain on the Ukrainian market even after the latter signs the Association Agreement with the European Union, Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said on Tuesday at a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko.
“Whatever happens, Belarus must not lose its trade with Ukraine, but rather find some advantages, since we have a very vast market there,” he said.
At the same time, he noted that it was not right to offer Ukraine a privileged approach as far as Eurasian integration processes were concerned. “Ukraine now says it is ready to adopt about 70 out of more than 100 agreements of the Customs Union [of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan]. Obviously, its membership should be full-fledged,” Myasnikovich noted.
According to the press service of the Belarusian president, Lukashenko and Myasnikovich spoke about an official visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov planned for October 7-8.