MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed his assistant Igor Artemyev to get involved in the implementation of the union programs of Russia and Belarus. In particular, we are talking about organizing interaction between Russian ministries and about negotiations with the Belarusian side.
From the transcript:
Mikhail Mishustin: Good afternoon, Igor Yuryevich! I invited you to discuss a number of issues that need to be addressed as a priority.
Government House, Moscow
You know that quite recently, on the instructions of the President, we prepared a whole package of integration documents, which we approved at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State on September 10. Among them there are 28 union programs. These agreements cover all the main areas of interaction: macroeconomic policy, industrial and agricultural policy and a number of other industries in which we are actively working together with our partners. And what is very important is the general rules of competition, a single transport market, the integration of traceability and labeling systems. You are very familiar with these areas; you have been the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for many years. There are many overlaps with your previous job.
As the President emphasized, deepening integration will be a serious step towards creating a single economic space in the Union State. This is what we are working on. The successful implementation of the union programs will provide us with new conditions in the tax and customs spheres and will contribute to the expansion of our cooperative ties, which, first of all, will lead to an increase in the competitiveness of Russian and Belarusian goods. And, of course, there should be preconditions for the growth of exports from Russia and Belarus. And the main thing is to create comfortable living conditions for the citizens of the Union State, both Russians and Belarusians.
I ask you, dear Igor Yuryevich, as my assistant to actively join the work in this area, which is very important for the state. Here it is important for the interaction of Russian ministries and departments on integration processes and the implementation of union programs. Now there are all the prerequisites for this. We actively interact with colleagues.
It is also necessary to hold negotiations with our colleagues in Belarus. I was informed by the Chairman of the Government of Belarus Roman Aleksandrovich Golovchenko that he is ready to meet with you and with colleagues to discuss the implementation of all union programs and the mutual agenda.
I would ask you to get involved in this and do it actively.
I. Artemyev: Dear Mikhail Vladimirovich, thank you very much for this instruction and trust. I think this is a very important, interesting and, which is good, lively work. And for my part I will try to justify your trust, as well as our esteemed Belarusian colleagues.
Mikhail Mishustin: There is a lot to be done. It is good that today the package of documents on Russian-Belarusian integration has already been sent for approval by the Supreme State Council of the Union State. Our presidents will approve it in the near future. And I will ask you to inform me and my colleagues in the Government about this work – literally online.
I. Artemyev: Absolutely. Thanks.
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