The MERCOSUR countries are interested in cooperating with the EEU, Lavrov said

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoThe MERCOSUR countries are interested in cooperating with the EEU, Lavrov said© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

States of MERCOSUR, including Chile, are interested in cooperation with the Eurasian economic Union (EEU), said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«By the way, we already have a queue of countries that want with the Eurasian economic Union to conclude agreements either on free trade or cooperation. Including countries such as Chile and, in General, the whole organization of MERCOSUR,» said Lavrov in Baku, speaking to students of the Azerbaijan diplomatic Academy.

The EEU is an international integration economic Union created on the basis of the Customs Union and the common economic space starting from 1 January 2015. Its current membership are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

MERCOSUR — common market of South American countries uniting-Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. As a fully fledged Association was formed in 1991 when in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion was signed the agreement on creation of the customs Union and common market. MERCOSUR brings together 250 million people and more than 75% of the total GDP of the continent.

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