10 Dec 2009 22:03

Medvedev calls for closer Russia-Belarus ties in energy industry

MOSCOW. Dec 10 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called for closer cooperation with Belarus in the energy industry.

"We should also step up cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, build up mutually beneficial interregional ties, stimulate contacts between small- and medium-scale businesses," Medvedev told a news conference after a meeting on Thursday of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.