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Serbian FM Says Belgrade Plans To Sign Pact With Eurasian Economic Union

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Belgrade plans on signing an integrated agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Dacic said during a visit to the Russia city of Suzdal on November 3 that Serbia has "free-trade-zone agreements with certain EAEU members, but they differ."

He added that Belgrade is now planning to sign a common agreement good for all members of the EAEU.

Dacic said his government would work to find a "unification with all of these [separate] agreements [with individual EAEU members]."

Serbia has traditionally close ties to Russia but also hopes to become a member of the European Union.

The EAEU groups Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia together. It came into being in 2015.

Based on reporting by TASS and Serbian media