Meeting with State Secretary of Union State Grigory Rapota

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Plans have been made to hold the session of the Union State Supreme State Council in Minsk in Q1 2016. The issue was on the agenda of the meeting between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota on 18 January.

Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested holding the session in Minsk and noted that it will be important for Belarus. “I think that, perhaps, it is possible to make plans to hold the Supreme State Council session in Minsk because Russian top government officials have not arrived in Minsk for a long time. It will be important for Minsk and for Belarus,” the President noted.

The head of state reminded about the agreement with the President of Russia to hold the Supreme State Council session in Q1 2016. Aleksandr Lukashenko asked about the agenda of the session and expressed readiness to take part in the elaboration of this agenda if necessary.

Grigory Rapota, in turn, said that the specialists and experts of the two countries, the Union State Permanent Committee are quite prepared for the Supreme State Council session, it is needed to determine the date. According to the State Secretary of the Union State, the Russian side realizes that the session should be held in Minsk.