"Kyrgyz products can not get into a common market of the Eurasian Economic Union," the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov said yesterday at a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Moscow.
"The issue of removal of veterinary control on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border that limits our full participation in the union is not resolved for almost a year and a half. Our system is not recognized, and our products are not able to get into the common market. This is a sensitive issue, which is negatively taken as by population, so by manufacturers of products themselves," the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said that at the last meeting the Kazakh side has agreed to assist in addressing this issue, but the decision depends on all members of the Union.
"This situation can not continue indefinitely. Solution of the problem was originally removed from multilateral to bilateral level. Now our partners, referring to the fact that the issue needs to be addressed at the level of five countries, do not recognize the veterinary system in Kyrgyzstan at the bilateral level. Despite the existence of a conflict of interest, it is necessary to look at the situation broadly. The one-sided approach and the protection of individual interests do not contribute to the deepening and strengthening of the integration as a whole," Sooronbay Jeenbekov said.
He stressed that Kyrgyzstan fulfills all its obligations set in the road map for the country's accession to EEU.
Sooronbay Jeenbekov suggested instructing the Vice Prime Minister to address this issue at the next Council of the EEC on November 30, 2016. The proposal was supported by all the heads of EEU governments.