The heads of the Customs Union member states will meet in Moscow this Friday 18 November to discuss current issues of integration in the Eurasian region in preparation for full integration of the Common Economic Space between the nations in January of 2012. The meeting will include Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The meeting agenda includes operation of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, forming a common customs territory as of 1 July 2011. Cooperation within the Customs Union has already begun and state control has been moved to the external borders of the Customs Union countries with uniform customs rules and regulations in place.
The next phase of integration includes the Eurasian Economic Union.