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02 December 2021, 16:29

Belarusian, Russian MPs ‘didn't discuss' single parliament, single currency

MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia did not discuss the matter of the single parliament and the single currency. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko made the statement after the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia on 2 December, BelTA has learned.

The MP said: “We didn't have any conversation about the Union State parliament or about the single currency. We are going to work under different flags on the basis of equal rights and obligations.”

Vladimir Andreichenko said that participants of the session had discussed the main areas of work on realizing the Union State Foundation Treaty.

The MP added: “Our nations determined our way back in 1999. I have to say it was the right decision. Our economies are mutually complementary. Suffice it to say that 2,400 Belarusian-Russian joint ventures already operate. The Russian Federation accounts for virtually 50% of Belarus' foreign trade. But we have to move on.”

Parliamentarians play a major role in the construction of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Vladimir Andreichenko explained: “A lot of work needs to be done to unify, harmonize, and reconcile our legislations.”

Vladimir Andreichenko said that all this work is meant to spur the growth of the Belarusian economy and the Russian one and raise living standards of the citizens of the two countries.

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