Tokayev commented on Lukashenko’s offer to join Union State
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commented on the statement of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, El.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
«One of these days, the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko offered Kazakhstan to join the Union State. I appreciated his joke. I think that there is no need for this since there are other integration associations, first of all, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)»Tokayev said.
Tokayev said he also refuted Kazakhstan’s need for nuclear weapons based on the country’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, as well as the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
“We remain true to our commitments under these international instruments. I think that cooperation in this vast Eurasian region, or, as they say now, Greater Eurasia, should develop in the economic direction, in which we are all interested. We need to create a real common market,” he further said.