MINSK, 19 December (BelTA) – The Union State project is gathering momentum, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Belarus Boris Gryzlov told BelTA.
“We have been and remain brothers. The Union State project is gathering pace. The first line of the Union State Treaty says that it is a union of two sovereign states. That is where we are going. Russia and Belarus remain sovereign, but there is a format, which will improve a number of indicators within the Union State. So, I think we really will be an exemplary interstate association of the 21st century,” said Boris Gryzlov.
According to him, the meeting of the two presidents was very important. “This was not only a meeting of heads of state, but also of large delegations. During the meeting everyone expressed their positions, and the Russian and Belarusian ministers had a chance to exchange opinions. It is important that the Belarusian prime minister was present and commented on many issues,” the ambassador said.
Boris Gryzlov stated that it was a long-expected visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Belarus. “Indeed, he was absent for a long time due to objective reasons. I think the heads of state were able to discuss a lot of issues,” he added.