Moscow and Minsk have decided all disputed issues in the gas sector, said Vladimir Putin. The parties discussed the prospects of cooperation in 2017-2019
The authorities of Russia and Belarus came to settling the gas dispute. This was stated by the head of state Vladimir Putin at a press conference following talks with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reports “Interfax”.
“We found a scheme in which we maintain our approach brings together our views on prices”, — said Putin.
The Russian President said that the parties “found the possibility of mutual concessions” and agreed on the prospects of cooperation in the next three years. He also said that in the next 10 days, Russia and Belarus finally reached understanding on all differences.
Putin said that Moscow and Minsk are ready for 1 January to develop rules for a common gas market. By 2024, the parties plan to negotiate the signing of an intergovernmental agreement in the framework of the Eurasian economic community.
Alexander Lukashenko, in turn, said that Putin has expressed its readiness to refinance the debt of Minsk. He did not specify what kind of debt it is.
“The President [of Russia] promised that within today and tomorrow he will give appropriate instructions on this issue”, — said Lukashenko.
At a press conference, he also reported on his request to Putin not to forget about Belarus, building relations with major Western countries. Lukashenko said that the sides “exchanged opinions about relations with the United States of America, how to build these relationships.”