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Belarus, Russia to discuss rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected areas

Society 21.10.2019 | 18:43
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MOSCOW, 21 October (BelTA) – Joint efforts of Belarus and Russia will be in focus of a session of the Commission on Environment, Nature Management, and Accident Management of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia due in Moscow on 25 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the Parliamentary Assembly.

“Participants of the meeting will consider such matters as provision of medical, rehabilitation, and other services to some categories of the Union State citizens affected by the Chernobyl disaster and other accidents and industrial disasters,” the press service noted. “MPs will discuss documents on harmonizing approaches to mutual recognition of the status of an affected citizen in order to provide medical, economic and social support. Moreover, plans are in place to discuss joint efforts of Belarus and Russia to rehabilitate areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster,” the press service added.

Apart from the Union State MPs, the meeting will draw representatives of the Union State Standing Committee, Russia's Emergencies Ministry, the Russian and Belarusian health ministries, and the meteorological services of the two countries.

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