MOSCOW, 10 September (BelTA) - The meeting of Presidents Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in Moscow confirmed the priority of the Union State project for Belarus and Russia, Andrei Rusakovich, Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, said during the Moscow-Minsk video conference, BelTA has learned.
"Yesterday's meeting [of the presidents] confirmed the priority of the Union State project for both Belarus and Russia," Andrei Rusakovich said. He compared the decisions taken yesterday with the signing of the Union State Treaty. "For Belarus the importance of the strategic alliance with Russia has been confirmed over time. Belarusians are clearly aware of this. The level of public support is high, which allows us to move forward very actively," the MP said.
Andrei Rusakovich noted that the signing of 28 Union State programs is only the beginning of the important process. "A lot of work is still to be done by experts and all authorities," he said. “It's not just about realigning the policies in certain areas of the economy or harmonizing the legislation in a number of industries. In fact we must propose new development strategies that will bring our countries and the Union State as a whole to a new level, and that will ensure a new quality of life.”