Overchuk: observer status in EAEU to be beneficial for Azerbaijan

Overchuk: observer status in EAEU to be beneficial for Azerbaijan

An observer status in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) would be beneficial for Azerbaijan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk said on the sidelines of the conference titled "Current State and Prospects of Russia-Azerbaijan Relations in the Context of Integrated Processes" in Baku.

"This status really enables an observer country to be more aware of the current situation. Not too many people know about the EAEU in Azerbaijan. Approximately 30-40 percent of the population does not know what it is," The Russian deputy prime minister said.

Overchuk beleives that of course, it is necessary to raise the level of awareness. "The status of an observer includes such a function. Within this status, an observer country can participate in the activity of work structures, receive all the documentation, see the organization’s internal activity," he noted.

The Russian deputy prime minister said that an observer-country has the right to have its own representatives at this organization. "When you know more, you can get more benefit from cooperation. Therefore, it is beneficial for Azerbaijan as well," Overchuk said.

Earlier, first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, proposed to provide Azerbaijan with an observer status in the EAEU.