on Tuesday in Moscow have passed negotiations of the governmental delegations of the two countries. The Belarusian side was headed by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Roman Golovchenko, appointed only at the beginning of June. With the first working visit he went to Russia. Mikhail Mishustin saw in this another important confirmation of the special brotherly relations between the two countries, mutual interest in cooperation development.

the Russian Cabinet of Ministers, noted its Chairman, over the past year took important decisions to create the conditions for further expansion of bilateral cooperation. “I hope that the Belarusian government under your leadership will work in the most constructive way”, – stressed the Prime Minister.

the New composition of the government of the Republic of Belarus keeps the focus on achieving win-win solutions on all topical issues – confirmed Roman Golovchenko these expectations. – We expect that allied nature of our relations will allow us to find a compromise on all sensitive bilateral issues.

In the last year and a half in government offices especially worked hard on the programme of action for the further construction of the Union state. “It is our joint heritage that guarantees the citizens of Russia and Belarus broad economic and humanitarian rights. Disclosure of creative potential of the Union Treaty will allow to create qualitatively new conditions for economic cooperation and development of joint projects”, – said Mikhail Mishustin.

Promising areas for cooperation were named science, technology, and the digital economy. “During your visit will be the signing of important documents, primarily for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant and cooperation in the oil sector. I hope today we all the relevant documents complete and release”, – said the Prime Minister.

this year, a serious impact on the performance of the partnership has had a pandemic coronavirus. In the first five months of the year, the turnover decreased and amounted to just over $ 35 billion. But if the Russian export decreased by more than 30 percent, the Belarusian company has its own supply in our country was reduced only by 7 percent. “This means that in these difficult conditions our Belarusian partners are successfully working at our market, which we welcome,” – said Mishustin. He expressed confidence that joint efforts towards the end of the year the government will be able to rectify the situation with the trade.

the Russian Federation is a key trading partner of Belarus, the Prime Minister said Golovchenko. The main reason for the reduction of turnover, he believes foreign economic situation. But there is untapped potential. “It is impossible not to recognize the fact that not less sensitive is mutually lost profits from remaining barriers, exemptions and restrictions on access to domestic markets, – said the head of the Cabinet. We struggle with this on a bilateral basis and within the framework of Eurasian integration. However these facts continue to be”.