The twenty second meeting of the High Level Group on formation of Common Economic Area was hold today in Minsk. (The agreement about CEA has been signed up by Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan).

Ukraine is ready to support 40 out of 93 agreements of CEA package, as reported by the deputy Minister of Economics, Andrey Berezny.

"Ukraine needs CEA as a full-fledged zone of free trade, and Ukrainian side is ready to sign 15 out of 29 top-priority agreements and 25 out of 93 agreements of the package," said Berezny.

Deputy Minister considers that partial participation of Ukraine in agreement signing will not cause problems for CEA formation.

"We are close to joining WTO now, and our strength is directed to it. CEA is a long-term project for Ukraine," he pointed out.

In turn, Minister of Industry and Energy of Russia, Victor Khistenko, considers inappropriate to asserts that three countries persuade Ukraine to participate in CEA formation in full strength.

"The countries actively work over the documents. But each country has a right on its own position and opinion concerning this or that document," said Khistenko.

According to him, partial participation will not worsen the cooperation between the countries.

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