Russia and Belarus to Approve Integration Roadmaps in November

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The Kremlin said that the process of Russian-Belarusian integration will continue. The Russian government has published all 28 union programs. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko will hold a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State on November 4. At the meeting, it is planned to finally approve a package of 28 roadmaps to deepen the integration of the two countries, Lukashenko said on Friday, September 10. He pointed out that the package was agreed ahead of the meeting of the leaders of the two countries. By November, the programs must be finalized and adopted by the governments of Russia and Belarus. As Putin explained after the meeting with Lukashenko, this refers to about 28 so-called union programs, which are aimed at unifying the legislation of Russia and Belarus in various areas of economy, building common financial and energy markets, transport space, shaping and implementing a common industrial and agricultural policy. The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov pointed out that the coordination of these programs is not the final point of the Russian-Belarusian integration, which will be continued. The government of the Russian Federation has published all paragraphs of the Russia-Belarus integration program. On September 10, the website of the Russian government published all 28 union programs for Russia-Belarus integration. As follows from the text of the joint statement, they were approved on Friday in Minsk at a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State.