On November 22, Belarus and Russia agreed on joint foreign policy steps for the near future at a meeting in Minsk. The foreign ministers of the two countries agreed that it is necessary for the EEU to build a long-term integration with the European Union.
The ministers also discussed interaction with other international organizations, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and joint actions within the framework of the UN.
Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:
Particular attention was paid to the Eurasian Economic Union, including the EEU's cooperation with other integration associations. In this context, we discussed the intention to build pragmatic and long-term relations between the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union. It is in our interest to come to the conjugation of the Eurasian Economic Union with the Chinese initiative of the Silk Way economic zone and the establishment of constructive contacts between the EU and ASEAN.
Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation:
We have considered our relations with the European Union, our joint work in the OSCE and interaction with the Council of Europe. And we have agreed to continue our joint efforts to advance a unifying agenda in the European continent.