Belarus pushes for WTO membership

With Kazakhstan on the verge of full WTO membership,  Belarus is confident that it could also accede within the next 12 months, its Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Guryanov said today  – if its fellow EEU member (and, of course, Russia) throw their weight behind its application
“If everything goes right, and politicians do not interfere, we will be able to complete all technical work in one year, and then much will depend on political movements and reactions of WTO key members,” Guryanov said. 
“We received a signal from WTO secretariat that they want to focus more closely on Belarus. Everyone understands that it is not exactly right to keep one member country of such a large bloc  as the EEU out of the organisation.”
Belarus first applied for membership back in 1993.