A meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community's (EurAsEC) International Council, featuring prime ministers, is take place today in Moscow. It will be preceded by a session of the integration committee, featuring EurAsEC countries' deputy prime ministers. This was announced yesterday at a briefing to journalists in Minsk by Andrei Savinykh, the deputy head of the Belarussian Foreign Ministry's press department.
According to Savinykh, one of the key issues to be discussed is a document outlining the priority directions for EurAsEC's medium-term development. Savinykh said that cooperation between EurAsEC countries between 2003 and 2006 'will concentrate on forming a customs union, running a coordinated economic policy, increasing collaboration in the real sector of the economy, joint development of the energy sector, and also forming a transport union and realizing EurAsEC's transit potential, agricultural cooperation, forming a common capital market, and collaboration over immigration policy and in the social sector.'