The document was signed as part of the 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev on 12 October. The document was inked by Chairman of Bellegprom Concern Nikolai Yefimchik and Governor of Tula Oblast Aleksei Dyumin.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development intends to expand cooperation with Belarus and increase the number of operations, EBRD First Vice-President Jurgen Rigterink said as he met with Belarus' Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi.
The chairman of the Council of the Republic stressed that he could not but touch upon this issue. “Such attitudes are harmful both for Belarus and Russia and are out of touch with reality,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said.
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “The matter is still on the agenda. I think the problem will be resolved as part of our efforts to develop the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Financial flows and time are being compared now. Our relevant ministries and top mobile carriers are on it."
In 2017 Belarus-Russia trade rose by nearly one fourth and reached $32.4 billion. In January-August 2018 Belarus-Russia trade rose by another 14.5%. “We are quite capable of raising the bilateral trade to $50 billion,” said Vladimir Putin.
The first round of meetings to discuss the taxation changes at the level of deputy prime ministers will begin as from 1 November. “Working groups will discuss the matters before that,” said Igor Lyashenko.