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03 April 2023, 09:20

Belarus' ambassador comments on implementation of 28 Union State programs

Dmitry Krutoi
Dmitry Krutoi

MOSCOW, 3 April (BelTA) - Belarus' Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoi spoke to the media about the progress made in the implementation of 28 Union State programs ahead of the celebrations to mark the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia in Moscow on 2 April, BelTA has learned.

“All sectors are important, significant and of top priority. However, as for the results achieved so far, the most important of them are probably the signing of the tax agreement, the establishment of our supranational tax committee, the finalization of the information system for monitoring indirect taxes and its launching in late January 2023. The governments of the two countries admit that this has been our main achievement recently. Probably, the second most important result is, of course, the customs roadmap,” Dmitry Krutoi said.

According to him, the supranational customs committee is already actively involved in the work, monitoring the movement of all goods that are most significant in terms of countering the sanctions. “Therefore, these two roadmaps - tax and customs - are the main ones. If we talk about the current ones, the most important are the industrial roadmap and probably the transport roadmap,” the ambassador said.

“We have ambitious plans and we are not only fighting the sanctions but we are also winning. Today, we do not pay attention to them at all. We are developing at an accelerated pace, even exceeding the tasks we set forth for ourselves,” Dmitry Krutoi added.

In his words, the presidents of Belarus and Russia are expected to hear the results of the implementation of 28 Union State programs at the upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. “Our 28 Union State programs, which everyone is talking about, will be heard in detail in just a few days. Some of them have already been fully implemented. Some need more fine-tuning and instructions from the presidents of our countries,” the ambassador said.

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