ST. PETERSBURG, 16 June (BelTA) – Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held a one-on-one meeting in St. Petersburg prior to the session of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State, BelTA has learned.
Welcoming the Belarusian delegation, Dmitry Medvedev said that today they will hold bilateral meetings and the session of the Union State Ministerial Council. “I hope that we will do everything quickly and efficiently,” he added.
Andrei Kobyakov thanked the Russian counterpart for the hospitality and thorough preparation of the meeting. “We are looking forward to good results,” the Belarusian head of government said.
The agenda of the session includes 19 matters related to cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology, migration, and other fields. Special emphasis will be put on the prospects of the development of mechanical engineering and agricultural cooperation in the Union State. The sides are to review the forecast supply/demand balance of major export items and the Union State fuel and energy balance for 2017.More about Politics