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Belarus, Russia still to agree on 16 points of integration road maps

Politics 06.12.2019 | 10:17
Sergei Rumas. An archive photo
Sergei Rumas. An archive photo

MINSK, 6 December (BelTA) – Sixteen points of integration road maps still have to be reconciled by Belarus and Russia, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas told reporters on 6 December, BelTA has learned.

“As I was preparing for the meeting [with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev] I calculated that 16 points from across all integration road maps still have to be agreed on,” Sergei Rumas said.

The premier noted that he expects to agree on at least 3-4 points, though the maximum task is to agree on all the points. “These are very important matters and the heads of state will scrutinize them anyway. Taking this into consideration, the governments should harmonize all the things that are to be forwarded to the heads of state. The final decision on them will be made by the presidents,” he said.

A reminder, the presidents of Belarus and Russia, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, are to meet in Sochi on 7 December. A day before, the heads of government of Belarus and Russia will hold a meeting in Sochi, too. The integration road maps will be in focus of the meetings.

In early September the prime ministers of Belarus and Russia approved the draft action program to implement the Union State Treaty and 31 road maps to implement the action program. On 20 November Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko informed that Belarus and Russia fully reconciled 21 out of 31 road maps.

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