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Proposals from agriculture ministries expected to help improve Belarus-Russia Union laws

Economy 15.05.2019 | 14:35
The session in progress
The session in progress

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – Measures and proposals developed as a result of joint sessions of the boards of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry and the Russian Agriculture Ministry can be used as the foundation for improving the regulatory framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Dvornik made the statement at such a session on 15 May, BelTA has learned.

The official said: “Today's session is of special importance for our country since it is designed to further enhance Belarus-Russia cooperation and help work out proposals to expand Belarus-Russia integration in agribusiness. Steady development of production of agricultural products, food security of the Union State of Belarus and Russia represent the main aspects of the macroeconomic policy, which require close attention on the part of Belarusian and Russian government agencies. Efforts to reconcile views, make effective decisions in the area of trade and economic relations, veterinary and phytosanitary control, the formation of a base of genetic resources for pedigree animal husbandry in the Union State of Belarus and Russia will allow bolstering the competitive ability of our countries on the global food market and jointly counteracting external threats and challenges. The practical decisions and proposals to be worked out as a result of the session may later become the foundation for improving the regulatory framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia,” Vladimir Dvornik said.

A joint session of the boards of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry and the Russian Agriculture Ministry is taking place in Minsk. The agenda includes the development of trade in agricultural products and food, the implementation of the indicative balances of demand and supply in the Union State in 2019, cooperation in veterinary and phytosanitary control, and interaction in the course of implementing Union State programs.

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