The EAEU was founded in 2015 and is composed of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. Cuba's request was submitted in May this year.
Likewise, President Lukashenko announced that Uzbekistan's request to be an observer country was also approved. Before Cuba and Uzbekistan, only Moldova had a country observer status.
On December 4, EAEU Intergovernmental Council approved its guideline for economic integration until 2025, including a list of exemptions and restrictions in the Union’s internal market to be eliminated in 2021-2022.