Grigory Rapota about main points of 2018 Union State budget

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Grigory Rapota about main points of 2018 Union State budget

Official Minsk is preparing for an important political event in 2018-the meeting of the Supreme State Council.

The list of issues and the dates of the Supreme State Council were discussed on March 12 by Alexander Lukashenko and  the State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota. The President proposed holding a meeting of the Supreme State Council in Belarus after the presidential elections in Russia on March 18.

Yevgeny Gorin, CTV:
The Union State of Belarus and Russia is the nucleus of integration among all the former Soviet states. In the terms of economy, politics, social and military sectors it is rather well-developed. As soon as March 18, 2018 the President of the Russian Federation will be elected and the Secretary General of the organization will have to meet with the elected President and coordinate the agenda of the Supreme State Council.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
There are a number of issues that we should seriously discuss, starting from internal problems in the two states. In Russia, of course, more actively processes are going on, more than ever, naturally, presidential elections, which always activate society, not to mention the elites. In Belarus, we also observe and feel this pulse. All this does affect Belarus. But, to our joy, it affects us positively. Because not only the society is becoming more active on the eve of the presidential elections, but also economy. And since our economies are closely connected, the connection is very tight, naturally, this is positive for Belarus. The main thing is to support this pace after the elections. I think we will be able to do this.

We all agree in Belarus that if the newly elected President of Russia gets to visit Belarus and simultaneously holds a meeting of the Supreme State Council, it would be good. Therefore, we need to discuss this issue with you, and then we will offer the new President to hold such a meeting in Minsk and hold it in the framework of the session of the Supreme State Council.

Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State:
Many questions have accumulated, it is natural. Because we all do work together. When I say "we", I mean the Russian side and the Belarusian side, all the institutions of the Union State. The agenda of the Council of Ministers and the agenda of the Supreme State Council have been formed.

One of the most important issues of Belarus-Russia cooperation is mutual economy. According to the results of 2017, positive dynamic have been seen and the commodity circulation summed up to 28 billion dollars.

Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State:
One of the main issues on the agenda of the Supreme Council is adopting the budget for 2018. All the coordination actions have been carried out already. President Lukashenko told me that the budget has been signed, therefore, we should continue working with the already signed budget.. In the first half of the year we should have a meeting of Ministers. All the dates will be determined after the elections.

A new military Doctrine may also be considered by the Supreme Council. But the topical issue that must be solved before that is the confirmation of the supply balance of agricultural goods between Belarus and Russia.