The Turkish EU minister has said that talks between Turkey and EU discussing the customs union between the two partners will begin in January 2016.
Kosova PM makes his first official visit to Albania
Turkey may have to suspend its customs union agreement with the EU if it does not become a part of a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal, according to Turkey's EU minister
Armenia will not pay duty on natural gas, oil and diamond products imported from Russia.
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov said the Eurasian Economic Union was not formed out of a Soviet nostalgia.
While some investors have been quick to pull-out of Russia, others are increasing their shares.
As well as founding member Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are also members, with Armenia set to apply.
NATO denied that it was competing with Russia for influence in Central Asia.
The activists argue that joining the bloc would result in the limitation of Kyrgyzstan's political and economic independence.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev suggested that Kyrgyzstan would be applying to join the bloc during a visit to Moscow on April 30.
It is also said that Syria is perparing to apply to join the Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union.
"A new era is about to start and no one knows how it will turn out," President Lukashenka said, promising to stamp out corruption in Belarus.
The Customs Union, led by Russia, already has Belarus and Kazakhstan as official members. Armenia looks set to also sgn up while Kyrgyzstan has also shown interest.
Belarus and Kazakhstan are already members alongside Russia, with Armenia expected to join the bloc soon.