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Egypt, Eurasian Economic Union can sign free trade zone agreement in 2020: Russian minister

MENA , Sunday 23 Jun 2019
Denis Manturov
File photo: Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov attends a session of the Energy Ministry's board in Moscow, Russia, April 8, 2016. REUTERS
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Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Friday the free trade zone agreement between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) can be signed in 2020.

"I believe there is a chance to complete work and sign the agreement at the EAEU level next year," Manturov said.

He added that the opportunity to sign an agreement in 2020 was discussed with Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in May.

The Eurasian Economic Union is an economic union of states located in central and northern Asia and Eastern Europe. 

The Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union was signed in May 2014 by the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, and came into force on 1 January 2015.

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