Vietnam signed a free trade deal with the bloc in May. India and Egypt are among other nations negotiating similar agreements.
“Global cooperation is an important trend now. Over 40 countries and international organizations are willing to establish a free trade zone with the EEU,” Ulyukaev stated at an East Asia Summit (EAS) in the Malaysian capital.
According to Ulyukaev, Russia is interested in establishing new mechanisms for cooperation between the countries of the EAS and EEU. In his view, active participation in the process will lead to the strengthening of regional ties, boosting the region’s investment attractiveness and providing Russian companies with new opportunities and access to new markets.