Moscow, January 27 - Neftegaz.RU. Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin met in Russia on 26 January. Golovchenko said that the volume of mutual trade between Belarus and Russia decreased by 20% last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- We discussed the transshipment of Belarusian cargoes, in particular oil products, through Russian ports
- This task was set forth by the president in connection with the known approaches of the Baltic countries and their unfriendly position towards Belarus
- We are planning to sign an intergovernmental agreement soon
- We expect the economic conditions in Russian ports for our traders and forwarders at least not worse than we had in the Baltic port
Belarus expects common energy markets to be established in the Belarus-Russia Union State sooner than in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Belarusian Prime Minister said after his meeting with his counterpart.
- The issue of common markets [of energy resources] is quite difficult because it involves tariffs and subsidies
- We expect that we will move much faster on this track within the framework of the Union State
- For Belarus, this does not mean any special prices
- Since we have decided to build a single economic space, we should aim for a level playing field for business and equal prices, most importantly, tariffs for the transportation of energy resources