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BISHKEK, Oct. 10—The leaders of member states of the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC) discussed the creation of a customs union and common economic space, one of 15 items that were on the intergovernmental council’s agenda. Another was to develop a package of measures to reach the priority targets for the development of EURASEC between 2008 and 2010.
Participants also reviewed measures not implemented during the 2003-2007 period related to the creation of an energy market and transport union, cooperation regarding the non-financial sector of the economy, food safety, social and humanitarian issues, migration policy, and efforts to improve the way EURASEC is run.
The Eurasian Economic Community is an international economic organisation designated to consider the formation of common external customs borders for its founding states: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. It has also been tasked to develop for the Community a common external economic policy, tariffs, and prices, and to deal with other aspects of developing a common market.
The agreement to create the Eurasian Economic Community was signed in October 2000 in Astana by the presidents of the member states. In May 2002, Moldova and the Ukraine were granted observer status, and in 2006 Uzbekistan joined the organisation.