Belarusian president set to outline Eurasec priorities

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ST. PETERSBURG, January 25 (RIA Novosti) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday that the Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasec) should outline top priority cooperation projects for implementation.

"I am entitled to review all Eurasec's decisions...We must honestly give up inapplicable documents," said Lukashenko, currently in the Russian northwestern city of St. Petersburg for a session of the Eurasec Interstate Council.

Eurasec, an economic club of former Soviet countries, comprising Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, should focus on forming a common currency and customs and transportation regulations, according to Lukashenko, who also heads the Interstate Council.

Lukashenko said that solving the "transit problem" would contribute to the formation of a "transportation union", which would allow for the doubling of trade within Eurasec in a year after it comes into effect.

Lukashenko said he would present draft documents, based on the proposals of Eurasec member-states' leaders, at the next Interstate Council's summit in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

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