MOSCOW, 2 June (BelTA) – Belarus-Russia trade is growing steadily, Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Dmitry Krutoi told journalists following the meeting of the High-Level Group of the Union State Council of Ministers that took place in Moscow on 2 June. Dmitry Krutoi is a co-chairman of the group, BelTA has learned.
“In the course of four months, the bilateral trade has remained on the growth track increasing by 20% year-on-year,” Dmitry Krutoi said.
Speaking about the issues that were raised at the meeting, the ambassador emphasized that no topics are off-limits for the parties. “Some issues are raised by enterprises - this is a micro level, there are also some major issues, such as an electronic digital signature or public procurement laws that have a very strong impact on the integration between the two states. These questions will be further discussed by the prime ministers,” he added.
According to the diplomat, much of the agenda was devoted to social matters. “These are healthcare, education, historical memory on the example of the Brest Fortress memorial, and financing tools. Previously, we tilted towards economic matters, but later a social agenda emerged, and our group has become one of the stages to select the most important projects. Our role is to find points of contact between our countries, to get science involved in searching for breakthrough solutions, to find and combine sources of funding so that these projects will be implemented within three to four years,” Dmitry Krutoi noted.