Russia and Belarus would be able to find quite a large number of new measures that would be revealed in a new light the possibility of the Union Treaty. This was stated today by the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin at the meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
“I’d like to see the potential of our fraternal allied relations that are inherent in the Union contract. You were the initiator, dear Alexander G., this Treaty relationship. I thought that if we made more effort with the government of Belarus, in Russia, you could find quite a number of measures, new measures that would be revealed in a new light the possibility of the Union Treaty”, — quotes RIA “news” mishustina.
According to him, we are talking about independent integration, that the possibilities of economic cooperation were absolutely mutual and equal.
for his part, Lukashenko gave to understand that Belarus will always remain close to Russia and home country.
“as for our relations, you should know that we’re not going anywhere, as some are trying to represent Belarus… We are on this piece of land. She’s always been near and dear to the Russian people, the Russians, it will always remain so, even if you don’t want: the people will understand without us how to live. But I wish we were present during this process”, — said the President.
At the same time, he said, the Belarusian side insists that all the arrangements were made by the parties.
“And from our side there is a list, with Russian (I would like — ed.) that we fulfill these agreements”, — said Lukashenko.
Recall also, on April 2, he said that Belarus is not against the creation of a Union state with Russia, but Minsk, everything has to be on equal terms. According to the President, “of any paragraph of this agreement and the Minsk refuses”, “even from the single currency.” “We are not against the common currency, but this should be a neutral currency — the Belarusian ruble, not Russian,” — said Lukashenko. He added that more importantly, where will be the emission center, and who will manage it.
“That will be equal to, or because Russia is big, it will manage its ruble, and we will liquidate and join them?” — asked Lukashenko, but noted that it “has passed in the first years after the collapse of the Soviet Union”, when Belarus, according to him, “simply thrown out of the ruble zone, and she was left with a Soviet ruble, drew “bunnies””.
to Repeat once again that Belarus will not, Lukashenko hinted, concluding that “if Russia, abandoning these Imperial pretensions,” ready for equal conditions for people, businesses, States, “let’s negotiate.”
Earlier, in March, Mishustin called Belarus an important strategic partner of Russia and assured that focus on the development of the integration potential of the two countries. As the Russian Prime Minister underlined, Belarus is an ally and strategic partner of the Russian Federation, besides 8 December 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Treaty establishing the Union state. “In the new decade it is necessary to fully unleash the creative, the integration potential of the Treaty. This will allow to create favorable conditions for economic development and business and ultimately to improve the welfare of citizens of Russia and Belarus,” — said Mishustin.
At the same time, he says, “it is important to act in contact with our Belarusian colleagues, to quickly touch base on all relevant issues.”
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