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20 June 2022, 19:15

Belarus' PM approves of Eurasian integration

Roman Golovchenko
Roman Golovchenko

MINSK, 20 June (BelTA) – The choice in favor of Eurasian integration was the right one. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the relevant statement at a restricted-attendance session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko said: “The current session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council is taking place in complicated times. We have to be on the defensive in a global economic war. I am convinced we have everything we need in order to live through this complicated period and make the Eurasian Economic Union even stronger.”

“Economies of our countries did not bend in the face of the pressure of sanctions of the collective West despite predictions of so-called experts. The adopted joint measures helped a lot with that. We once again made sure of the correctness of the chosen vector of development that focuses on Eurasian integration,” the prime minister stressed.

Roman Golovchenko said he was confident that the current session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will be constructive and the sides will be able to come to terms on all the items on the agenda.

The heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union member states are expected to discuss the introduction of product marking with identification means in the Eurasian Economic Union, the establishment of a commission for manufacturing cooperation and import substitution in high-priority and high-tech branches of the manufacturing sector, and a joint action program of the Eurasian Economic Union member states in the sphere of protection of consumer rights. Members of the council will get reports from the Eurasian Economic Commission regarding the evaluation of the regulatory impact of the commission's draft resolutions in 2021, the state of competition on transboundary markets and the measures being taken to stop violations of general competition rules. A report on the realization of projects within the framework of the digital agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union will be presented as well.

For the sake of further integration of the national transport systems of the Eurasian Economic Union countries into the world transport system and for the sake of increasing trade volumes participants of the session are expected to discuss the development of transport infrastructure of Eurasian transport corridors and routes, including those belonging to the international transport corridors East-West and North-South.

Apart from that, the agenda includes discussions about matters concerning digital trade, cooperation in customs affairs, the fulfillment of previous instructions given by the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, and other things.

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