MINSK, 29 July (BelTA) – Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko met with Arzybek Kozhoshev, the member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, to discuss the common energy markets and measures to support road haulers in Minsk on 29 July, BelTA has learned.
"I am grateful that you have made your first visit in the capacity of the EEC minister to Belarus. We will discuss topical issues regarding the development of the common energy markets in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). You will have to actively delve into all processes and find solutions that would be mutually acceptable and beneficial for all member states of the union, first of all, regarding the common gas market. There are certain things related to different views on the formation of the common market for oil and petroleum products. We must move forward and polish these things up," Igor Petrishenko said.
According to him, common infrastructure projects are also important for Belarus. "For us, the seven projects that have been approved are very important. Among them there are those that will be implemented on the territory of Belarus. We hope that with your appointment things will get moving faster," the deputy prime minister said.
"The groundless sanctions that the West has imposed on us has also affected infrastructure projects. We have done a lot to build trade and logistics centers to supply goods from Europe to the EAEU markets. Now all our carriers have been banned by the European Union. We have also taken retaliatory measures. Therefore, it is important for us to analyze the transport issues to make sure that goods in the EAEU are transported on a permit free basis. We need to support our carriers in the face of pressure on Belarus and the Russian Federation," Igor Petrishenko said.