GRODNO, 1 July (BelTA) - The Union State is an example of a truly mutually beneficial and equal integration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his video address to the participants of the plenary session of the 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Grodno on 1 July, BelTA has learned.
“We have reached a truly exemplary level of strategic partnership and alliance. The Union State is an example of a truly mutually beneficial and equal integration,” said Vladimir Putin.
According to him, Russia and Belarus continue to consistently build up cooperation in politics, trade, economy and humanitarian affairs. This is done on the principles of mutual respect, support and consideration for each other's interests. “I would like to point out that a Consulate General of the Russian Federation is opening in the city of Grodno, where this year's Forum of Regions is taking place. I am sure that the expansion of the Russian diplomatic representation in Belarus will contribute to the development of multifaceted interregional cooperation,” the Russian president said.
Attending the plenary session are heads of ministries and agencies, government bodies, enterprises and organizations, representatives of the business community of Belarus and Russia.