Updated at 14:48,20-09-2021

Belarus, Russia reconcile joint response to Western sanctions


Belarus, Russia reconcile joint response to Western sanctions
The relevant arrangement is specified by the joint statement of Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko and Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin on the current progress and further steps on advancing integration processes within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko and Mikhail Mishustin noted that destructive actions, which are taken by a number of Western countries and bodies in contradiction of international law, impede the positive development of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the strengthening of the national economies, and the accomplishment of social tasks of vital importance for citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. This is why joint actions have been reconciled in the face of illegitimate economic sanctions against Belarus and Russia.

The Belarusian side and the Russian one are also resolute in their intention to keep building up joint efforts to deepen integration processes within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. The implementation of all the fundamental provisions of the Treaty on Establishing the Union State of Belarus and Russia of 8 December 1999 that are designed to bolster the integration of the two countries will continue.

The heads of government agreed to continue the work on harmonizing integration processes within the framework of multilateral associations, primarily the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Eurasian Economic Union, including for the sake of forming the Greater Eurasian Partnership and the common economic space from the Atlantic and to the Pacific.