Nazarbayev: EEU member-states need to reach same level of development
All member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be brought to one level of economic development in order to do cooperation work on equal conditions, the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in an interview with Mir TV channel.
"We need to bring all EEU members to the same level. Nowadays some are very advanced, some are in the middle, and others are backward. We must bring all them up to work in a more equal way," the President stressed.
He said that the less-developed countries hope for assistance from other members of the union. But it is necessary not only to count on other states but to make efforts themselves.
"Of course, it is necessary to help. It can be done through trade, turnover, opening markets for trade, opening borders. But each state needs to make its way to a certain level," Nazarbayev concluded.