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from 24.02.2016

Andrei Kobyakov met with Dmitry Medvedev

Belarus and Russia need to find a new joint point for economic growth. This was stated by Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov in Moscow at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Andrei Kobyakov said that last year's results may not satisfy the parties in terms of bilateral trade, denominated in foreign currency. "However, economic ties are not destroyed, they develop", - he said.

The Belarusian head of the Government said that there are new opportunities for economic growth. "The government's Action Plan of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on creation of additional conditions for the development of trade and economic cooperation, which we last year signed, is already loaded. Maybe we wanted more, but it worked as it should have been executed in those conditions, which are then developed", - he said. The problem of Belarus and Russia, he said, to see where we can add more to the fact "that our people, our country had on this good economic effect."

Andrei Kobyakov said at a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State in Minsk it will be discussed a number of important issues for the Union State. "I want to note that, despite the fact that our two countries are the founders of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Union State has always been the format in which perfected the most sophisticated, popular questions of our economies and our partners", - the Belarusian Prime Minister said. According to him, the agreements between Minsk and Moscow, "can be used by our partners for the development of trade and economic cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union."

Dmitry Medvedev said in his turn that Russia and Belarus should be coordinated joint economic policy. According to him, it is necessary to identify the contours of developments in bilateral contacts for the future. "In the near future, bearing in mind that at the moment in the economy of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus have accumulated quite a lot of negative events, trends, complex, and we more than ever need to coordinate a joint economic policy", - Dmitry Medvedev said.

According to him, Moscow and Minsk are coordinating economic policy, but in the current environment the importance of this issue has increased "in order to best mitigate the effects for the citizens of our country and the Union State". "To all the accumulated negative economic factors the least effect on the lives and social condition of our citizens", - the Russian Prime Minister said.