MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) - The budget of the Belarus-Russia Union State may be increased in 2023, Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov said as he met with Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko in Minsk on 15 April, BelTA has learned.
“Today the Union State budget amounts to some RUB5 billion a year,” said Boris Gryzlov.
According to the ambassador, the budget of the Union State is adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly and then signed by the Supreme State Council.
“Keeping in mind the fact that our interaction has intensified within the framework of the Union State, including numerous visits of Russian regions to the Republic of Belarus, we are preparing programs that need to be included in the budget of the Union State. There is already a concrete proposal and a general approach that it will be necessary to discuss an increase of the Union State budget in 2023 and complement it with new programs,” Boris Gryzlov said.