Sochi becoming capital of integration
September to see hosting of 2nd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
The industrial policy of the Union State is to be the focus of the coming forum, notes the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, Anatoly Rusetsky. He tells us, “The participation of the regions is the foundation upon which we should build our interrelation, at all times.”
The presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, are expected to attend the Sochi gathering, with a package of bilateral documents being signed.
The first Belarus-Russia regions forum was held in Minsk last June, highlighting major areas of inter-regional co-operation, as well as obstacles to agro-industrial liaison. Recommendations were made to support our new agrarian policy and the provision of food security. Moreover, it was agreed upon to elaborate Union State programmes to optimise production volumes and efficiency of distribution of agricultural produce, while expanding export potential.
By Dmitry Neratov