MOSCOW, 19 November (BelTA) – Plans are in place to increase financing for programs of the Belarus-Russia Union State, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting of the Union State Council of Ministers on 19 November, BelTA has learned.
“The Union State budget for 2019 will be revised. There are plans to increase spending for some of the Union State programs, including the ones on the protection of the population and the rehabilitation of Chernobyl-hit areas,” said Dmitry Medvedev.
According to the prime minister, the agenda of the meeting includes 14 issues related to cooperation in various areas. They include the results of the trade and economic cooperation. In this regard, Dmitry Medvedev took note that bilateral trade went down by 2% in January-September 2019 year-on-year. He added that the Belarusian export to Russia increased by 4% in January-September 2019. Russian Prime Minister also stressed the need to increase the sales of joint Belarusian-Russian products to the markets of third countries.More about Economy