The President of Moldova Igor Dodon does not exclude the fact that his country at some stage will become a member of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). He declared it on air of TV channel «Belarus 1″.
«We have taken the first step by signing a Memorandum of cooperation with the EEU at the beginning of April. This Memorandum does not contradict other agreements of the government of Moldova. The second step is to apply for observer status, this request was considered in Bishkek, in October, most likely, it will take a final decision,» he said.
Dodon added that the question about Moldova’s accession to the EEU must be resolved through national will.
«We become members of the Union at some stage? I do not exclude. I believe that for Moldova it would be correct, but that the people decide, we will hold a referendum at the right time», he concluded.
Before that, he repeatedly criticized the Association agreement with the European Union and advocated a strategic partnership with Russia.
Eurasian economic Union officially started work on 1 January 2015 and became the next stage of Eurasian integration under the aegis of Russia. The basis for the organization was a Customs Union between Moscow, Minsk and Astana.
At present, the EAEC includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.
Dodon does not rule out that Moldova can become member of the Eurasian economic Union 12.07.2017