A meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State will be held in early December, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota, BelTA has learned.
“We are now gearing up for two big events within the framework of the Union State. Before the end of the year we will get together for a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State and we think this will early December. We have also been instructed to prepare a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State. It will be held perhaps at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year,” Andrei Kobyakov said.
A number of documents, primarily related to the budget will be prepared prior to the session of the Supreme State Council. “We must go through many important procedural matters before submitting these documents for the Supreme State Council,” the Prime Minister said.
The provisional agenda of the session of the Council of Ministers includes 24 issues. “This is an extensive agenda. To a certain extent, this is due to the fact that we decided to meet every six months. Probably, this frequency does not quite suit us, because we cannot remove this or that issue from the agenda. They are all important and interesting,” Andrei Kobyakov said. In particular, the next meeting of the Council of Ministers will discuss the status of implementation of the Union State programs.
“I think we need to meet more often. At the moment we need to work on the existing agenda and reach the agreements that the parties are interested in. There are a large number of issues, and we will be working to solve them,” Andrei Kobyakov said.