17 Apr 2019 14:34

Russia makes integration proposals to Belarus, Minsk thinking them over - Medvedev

MOSCOW. April 17 (Interfax) - Russia has made proposals for Union State integration to Belarus and Minsk is thinking them over, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Duma deputies on Wednesday, having presented the annual government report.

"Our proposals for integration have been presented to our Belarussian friends. They are deciding which of those proposals are acceptable and which are less so," Medvedev said.

Belarus remains Russia's closest trade and economic partner, he said.

"None of the decisions has been revised or cancelled. There is no doubt that we will continue developing our cooperation," Medvedev said, adding that cooperation must be mutually advantageous and that Moscow is building its dialogue with Minsk precisely on those terms.