Tajikistan EEU accession under discussion with Russia

Tajikistan EEU accession: Russia and Tajikistan are currently  negotiating  the republic’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, the speaker of Russia’s parliamentary Upper House Valentina Matviyenko said yesterday. “Our Tajik counterparts are examining conditions for possible membership,” he said,  “and we very much hope that they will eventually join the EEU.” The speaker of Tajikistan’s Upper House  Mahmad Ubaydulloyev said that a final decision concerning EEU membership would be made at the end of the talks. In the meantime, Tajikistan has pledged to do everything possible to increase imports to Russia to counteract the effects of sanctions and Russia’s retaliatory ban on EU food imports. ITAR-TASS