Moscow hosted meeting of the Union State Council of Ministers
Negotiations between Belarus’ Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko and Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin have been held at the Government House of the Russian Federation as part of a meeting of the Union State Council of Ministers. After the PMs’ hour-long one-on-one meeting, the Council of Ministers session started in an expanded format.
A block of the main issues of the Union State agenda was prepared for consideration at the Council of Ministers. As noted by Mr. Golovchenko, ‘a range of important issues for the development of bilateral relations will be discussed at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State, including the development of a strategy for the Union State’s sci-tech development, the implementation of joint programmes in the field of space, and co-operation in the sphere of microelectronics’.
The topic of border security was also planned for discussion: the issue of the Union State’s relevant programme for 2023-2027 is to be considered. The parties will discuss the implementation of the budget of the Union State, as well as the implementation of the priority areas and tasks for the development of the Union State in 2018-2022.
As previously reported, in 2023, it is expected to implement about 300 events in addition to the already completed 671 events within the framework of the previously agreed 28 Union State programmes. Seven of them have already been fully realised. The implementation of the Union State programme in the field of harmonisation of tax and customs legislation is at its final stage.