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31 March 2022, 12:58

Senator comments on reasons why Belarus, Russia should be even closer

MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Turbulence in international relations, the emergence of the multipolar world order mean that Belarus and Russia should to be even closer, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic Sergei Rachkov said during a roundtable held in BelTA in run-up to the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia.

"The humanitarian component is very important. In today's difficult situation people need to be closer to each other, understand each other better, which is facilitated by public diplomacy and parliamentary cooperation," Sergei Rachkov said.

The 28 Union State programs signed by the heads of Belarus and Russia in November 2021 immediately spurred the development of relations, the senator said. "We immediately saw additional interest on behalf of our Russian colleagues within the framework of cooperation between the parliaments, ministries. We began to hold more joint meetings and collegiums. We meet to discuss specific substantive issues of the common economic space. Complex and multifaceted work is underway to harmonize the legislative framework. They have cited various figures, from 300 to 400 various documents, that we need to prepare, clarify, adjust so that these programs work," he said.

"Turbulence in international relations, the emergence of the multipolar world order, the attempt to change the global geo-economic structure of the world mean that Belarus and Russia need to be even closer, and solve problems faster," Sergei Rachkov added.

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