MIL OSI – Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English –
Headline: A plenary session of the third Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions will be held on June 8
The Forum’s theme is “Implementation of a Coordinated Economic Policy in the Union State: Achievements, Obstacles, Solutions and Prospects.” Participants will include the heads of the Russian Federation Council, the Republic Council of the National Assembly of Belarus, the Union State Standing Committee, heads of key ministries and agencies, regional executive and legislative heads from both countries, as well
as representatives from big business and public and research organisations. The previous two forums took place in June 2014 in Minsk and in September 2015 in Sochi.
The presidents of Russia and Belarus will meet before the forum’s
plenary session to discuss the implementation of decisions taken at the February 25, 2016, meeting of the Supreme State Council in Minsk and current
issues of Russia-Belarus relations. They will also exchange opinions on the results of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Astana on May 31,
2016, and the outlook for further developing integration cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organisation of regional economic integration. The EAEU Agreement came into effect on January 1, 2015. Its member states are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. The EAEU ensures the free movement of goods, services, capital and labour and conducts a coordinated, aligned or common economic policy.
A number of bilateral agreements are to be signed
during the forum.