Integration within the framework of the Union State of Russia and Belarus does not imply the absorption by the economy of one country of the economy of another, said Russian Ambassador to Belarus Yevgeny Lukyanov. He said that the coordination of “road maps” to deepen the Belarusian-Russian integration is at the final stage.
“We are not talking about the absorption by the economy of one country of the economy of another,” said Mr. Lukyanov at a press conference in Minsk (quoted by RIA Novosti). He believes that it is necessary to be competitive in the foreign market together and to build relations so that integration is beneficial for both countries. According to him, the main thing in the integration and development of the Union State is to move in an evolutionary way, and not to take revolutionary steps.
The ambassador said that the process of agreeing on “road maps” continues, there is only unfinished work on the 28th map. The approval of the 27th map has been completed as a whole, “certain internal state procedures” remain.
Integration within the Union State was discussed during a telephone conversation between Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his Belarusian counterpart Roman Golovchenko on May 31. This issue was also discussed by the Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Sochi on May 28-29.
More details about the meeting in Sochi – in the material of “Kommersant” “Strong handshake.”