21 Apr 2020 14:59

Coronavirus pandemic won't prevent emergence of EAEU's common energy market - Lavrov

MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) - The ongoing crisis will not prevent the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) from building a common energy market, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"It so happened that the crisis began at the moment we were planning to take brand new steps in the development of Eurasian integration, and I am confident that we can still do this; we have already ensured the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital, and we are planning to remove the remaining restrictions in the next stages, as well as establish a common energy market a couple of years from now," Lavrov said in a videoconference hosted by the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

"I think that all of our plans remain on the table, which was confirmed at the recent summit of the Eurasian Economic Union's member states," he said.