Military aviation deployed in Kazakhstan and Russia's Siberia ahead of Soyuz launchScience & Space July 26, 7:21
UN Security Council blocks statement condemning attack on Russian embassy in DamascusWorld July 26, 4:27
Russia looks into its citizen’s removal from domestic US flightWorld July 26, 3:43
US House of Representatives passes bill to toughen sanctions on RussiaWorld July 26, 1:09
Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 21:39
Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanksMilitary & Defense July 25, 21:18
Sports minister hopes for Russia’s membership reinstatement with IAAF before 2018Sport July 25, 20:47
The highlights of 2017 FINA World ChampionshipsSport July 25, 19:37
IAAF to hear report on Russia’s reinstatement ahead of 2017 Athletics World ChampionshipSport July 25, 19:25
MINSK, April 4. /TASS/. Russia and Belarus have embarked on the decision on refinancing the current debt obligations of the republic in the amount of $750-800 million, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky told reporters on Tuesday.
"It concerns refinancing the debt that we have, as part of our interstate loans for the current year. This is about $750-800 million, which includes the main debt and the interest which is to be repaid this year," the First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus said.
Matyushevsky said that the presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the debt issue at their meeting in St. Petersburg on April 3.
"This issue was considered last year, and now we have returned to it, and we found it possible to resolve the matter in principle," he explained.
The First Deputy Prime Minister stressed that "the principal decision on debt refinancing has been made and formal procedures required for the signing of the agreement are underway."
Matyushevsky also said that during the meeting in St. Petersburg the heads of states touched upon the interaction of Belarus with the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD).
Vladimir Putin was informed about the program Belarus is implementing as part of the EFSD.
"At the level of the Russian president, we received support for our initiatives to continue this program. Vladimir Putin promised to provide every kind of assistance to ensure that the program with the EFSD is continued," the First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus said.