14 Oct 2010 12:11

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to sign agreement on joint macroeconomic policy in near future

MOSCOW. Oct 14 (Interfax) - An agreement between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on macroeconomic policy could be signed in the near future, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said at the fifth plenary session of the Russia-EU Dialogue on financial and macroeconomic policy.

"We have prepared a draft agreement on a mutual macroeconomic policy between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which forms a single economic space," Kudrin said. He added that this agreement calls for routine discussion and approval on the main points of macroeconomic and budget policy, as well as a joint approach for economic reform and maintaining macroeconomic stability.