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Opinion: Belarus, Russia should honor their Union State commitments

Politics 19.07.2019 | 14:57

MINSK, 19 July (BelTA) - It is important that the parties to the Belarus-Russia Union State honor their commitments in full, Chairman of the Education, Culture and Science Commission of the House of Representatives Igor Marzalyuk told BelTA following the Belarusian-Russian talks in St. Petersburg.

“I believe that the most important thing is to implement, by 8 December, the decisions that were long negotiated and ratified within the framework of the Union State. They should be unconditionally acted upon. The most important thing is to ensure genuine equality of all economic entities, both in Belarus and Russia. Belarus has consistently advocated this position. Therefore, I would like to see clarity, honesty and, most importantly, the commitments undertaken by the parties executed. The Belarusian side honors its commitments in full,” Igor Marzalyuk said.

He spoke against any artificial barriers between partners. “The union of equals must be the union of equals to avoid unfair competition. Let there be fair competition, let there be equality of subjects and then there will be no barriers to supplies of our goods or to the work of our corporations and companies. We honor all these things in full. Russian economic entities, including business entities, feel comfortable in Belarus and we want our economic entities to feel the same in Russia. We do not want preferences. We want equality in relations between our entities. For us this is the most important thing. If it manifests itselfe in practice then the inion will become a reality,” Igor Marzalyuk noted.

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