Customs Union members delegate part of sovereignty to supranational body - Medvedev
MINSK. Nov 27 (Interfax) - The Customs Union members, i.e. Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, have for the first time agreed to delegate part of their sovereignty to a supranational body, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.
"In the future, other countries will join the three countries, and we have agreed to facilitate this process as much as possible," Medvedev told journalists following the EurAsEC summit in Minsk.
The three countries "agreed for the first time to delegate part of their sovereignty to a supranational body," he said.
Medvedev said he was glad that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia set up a customs union on Friday. "This is a very significant and long-awaited event, which has come into being through quite difficult negotiations," he said.
"Despite various problems, we have entered a new phase of cooperation," he said.