MOSCOW, 10 December (BelTA) – The Union State is going to focus on ambitious projects, the transport sector and the energy industry, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota told reporters at a conference in Moscow timed to the 20th anniversary of the Union State Treaty, BelTA has learned.
“First of all, we would like to scale up our programs against the backdrop of the rigid budget that has not changed since 2009. We are to embark on this work soon. Secondly, we need to expand the list of major projects that would deepen our ties. We will work on establishment of the common transport space, common economic space and common energy space,” Grigory Rapota said.
The conference “The Union State: Achievements, problems, prospects” has brought together about 500 participants from Belarus and Russia. They represent all branches of power, the academic and cultural community and the biggest mass media. In addition to the plenary session, the conference comprises six thematic sessions to discuss harmonization of legislations, formation of a common economic space, upgrade of transport infrastructure, social policy in the Union State, joint efforts to combat terrorism, and cooperation in security matters.