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03 September 2020, 14:26

Belarus-Russia union's future to rely on independence of two countries

MINSK, 3 September (BelTA) – The future of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will be founded on the independence of the two countries. Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin made the statement as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 3 September, BelTA has learned.

The prime minister said: “We have progress in many matters, including the future of the Union State, which will be founded on an absolutely independent position of our countries, but with corresponding measures of economic nature that we've agreed on.”

In his words, the sides are discussing the removal of trade barriers, the expansion of cooperation in culture, sport, healthcare, power engineering, and production sector. “Virtually all the key ministers of our Cabinet have come to Minsk in order to discuss the agenda,” Mikhail Mishustin added.

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