MOSCOW, 15 January (BelTA) – Moscow is in favor of having no borders between Belarus and Russia. Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov made the statement during the press conference held on 15 January to sum up results of Russian diplomatic work in 2017, BelTA has learned.
Sergei Lavrov said: “In order to have a transparent border, our actions should be synchronized. Actions concerning the life of people within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia as a whole should be synchronized, too. There is an agreement on equalizing rights of Belarusians and Russians. Belarusians, who stay in hotels in Russia, and Russians in Belarus should pay as much as citizens of the relevant country pay. The same should be done in sanatoriums, too. So, we are wholeheartedly in favor of having no borders between us at all.”
“We would like no unilateral steps taken in relations of our countries,” noted the Russian minister of foreign affairs. “This is why we have suggested negotiating the approval of the agreement on the mutual recognition of visas. It is nearly ready and I hope it will be passed soon. We are ready for it.”