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Anti-crisis plan for economy and situation in Ukraine on agenda of Russia-Belarus meeting

March 03, 2015, 10:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will pay special attention to cooperation in dealing with negative tendencies in the economies of the two countries
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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Russia and Belarus will discuss the situation in Ukraine and cooperation between the two countries in countering crises in economy at a session of state council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus on Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will pay special attention to "issues of cooperation in dealing with negative tendencies in the economies of the two countries," Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.

"There is a program document about priority directions [of developing economic cooperation between Russia and Belarus] and primary tasks of development of the Union State for the medium term - 2014-2017," Ushakov said. "Several events have been planned ahead of the session on deepening trade and economic cooperation," he added, noting that this document represents a "joint anti-crisis plan."

It is planned to sign four bilateral documents after the session. In particular, an agreement on exchanging data on Russian and Belarusian citizens restricted from travelling will be signed. Moscow and Minsk will also sign an agreement on joint recognition of restrictions for entering the countries of the Union State, as well as on joint execution of court decisions on alimony. One more document will deal with introducing changes to the agreement of securing equal rights of citizens of the two countries for freedom of movement and residence on the territory of the Union State from January 24, 2006.

"The prime ministers [of Russia and Belarus] are also expected to hold talks," Ushakov noted.

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The Treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect on January 1. Infographics by TASS

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