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8 Dec 2017

Gomel to host Union State Council of Ministers session on 8 December

GOMEL, 8 December (BelTA) – The session of the Union State Council of Ministers will be held in Gomel on 8 December. Partaking in it will be Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, BelTA informs.

The agenda of the session includes more than 20 issues. Trade and economic cooperation will be in the center of attention. In particular, the participants will discuss the priority avenues and major objectives of the further development of the Union State in the medium term (2018-2020).

The participants of the session are expected to make a decision on the forecast balance of the demand and supply of crucial products, fuel and energy resources. They will discuss the efficiency of budget implementation and Union State programs, the formation of a common migration space of Belarus and Russian, parameters of the Union State budget in 2018.

The Union State ministers will discuss the status of the Union State Supreme State Council’s decisions to preserve the potential in mechanical engineering, abolish roaming charges in the Union State, set up a Union State award in science and technology, finance the establishment of a Dostoevsky museum in Brest Oblast and a memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev (Russia’s Tver Oblast).

The council is also expected to consider a draft counter-terrorism action plan for 2018 and a border security program till 2021.

Besides, the ministers will make up a list of issues which may be included in the agenda of the sessions of the Council of Ministers and the Supreme Council of the Union State in 2018.


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