Union State’s Supreme State Council session

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Belarus and Russia intend to make the full use of the UnionState's potential for sustainable development, Belarus President, Chairman of the Supreme State Council Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-RussiaUnionState in Moscow on 30 June.

“Today we are holding the most important and large-scale events in our bilateral relations. These are the session of the Supreme State Council and the Forum of Regions. The presence of a big number of representatives of large enterprises and organizations from Belarus and Russia at these events testifies to the closest ties between the two brotherly nations, is a demonstration of a common commitment to the further enhancement of the political and economic partnership,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Earlier in St. Petersburg the sides harmonized the key approaches of cooperation in the oil and gas sector till 2025. “I hope for the further constructive interaction of our specialized ministries regarding the formation of the common market of oil, gas, and oil products within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union,” the head of state said.

According to the President, industrial cooperation and interaction in agriculture were the central issues on the agenda. He suggested these issues in the first place.

The sides focused on the efforts to preserve the potential of the machine-building complex in the UnionState. He noted that there is a positive dynamics in the mutual trade in this sector. At the same time, it was emphasized that Russian and Belarusian manufacturers should have an equal access to the state support measures the two countries can offer. The bilateral subsidies will help the companies vigorously advance business cooperation and increase localization levels.

Cooperation in agribusiness was high on the agenda. The sides agreed to take necessary measures to address topical issues in this field.

The agenda included nine issues, and the Supreme State Council made corresponding decisions on all of them. Besides, the sides discussed the Belarusian-Russian cooperation. In particular, they discussed roaming charges in the UnionState, renovation of the Brest Fortress and other issues.

Summing up the results of the meeting, expressed the hope that the decisions and agreements adopted at the meeting will help intensify the across-the-board cooperation. “The main result of our work is that we have reaffirmed our readiness to continue constructive dialogue, address the most sensitive issues in all areas of cooperation. Our states intend to make the full use of the UnionState's potential to promote sustainable development and improve the well-being of our brotherly peoples,” the Belarusian leader said.

Before the session of the Supreme State Council Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Russia President Vladimir Putin. The parties discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including in integration formats, shared opinions on international problems.