MINSK, 1 August (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia are set to develop an almost full-fledged common economic space within the framework of the Union State by 1 January 2024, Dmitry Krutoi, new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation and concurrently plenipotentiary representative of Belarus to the CIS Economic Council, special representative for integration cooperation in the Union State, the EAEU, the CIS, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, told the media in Minsk on 1 August, BelTA has learned.
Dmitry Krutoi noted that the countries recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relations. According to him, the anniversary came at such a difficult yet interesting time.
He mentioned the tasks set by the head of state. "The tasks are quite conventional. The main thing that the president highlighted is the economy and economic development. Politically, we have already moved from a strategic partnership to a full-fledged alliance. What we need to do is to fill the political cooperation with concrete economic content, primarily trade," he said.