Belarusian and Russian MPs “did not discuss” single parliament and single currency
MINSK, December 2 (BelTA) – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Federated State of Belarus and Russia has not discussed the issue of the single parliament and the single currency. The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Belarusian National Assembly, Vladimir Andreichenko, made the statement following the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Federated State of Belarus and Russia on December 2, BelTA learned.
The MP said: “We have not had any conversations about the Union State Parliament or the single currency. We will work under different flags on the basis of equal rights and obligations. “
Vladimir Andreichenko said that the participants in the session discussed the main areas of work for the realization of the founding treaty of the State of the Union.
The MP added: “Our nations determined our path in 1999. I have to say it was the right decision. Our economies are complementary. Suffice it to say that 2,400 Belarusian-Russian joint ventures are already operating. The Russian Federation accounts for almost 50% of Belarusian foreign trade. But we must move forward. “
Parliamentarians play a major role in building the federated state of Belarus and Russia. Vladimir Andreichenko explained: “Much work remains to be done to unify, harmonize and reconcile our laws.
Vladimir Andreichenko said that all this work is aimed at boosting the growth of Belarusian and Russian economy and raising the standard of living of citizens of both countries.