MINSK, January 19. /TASS/. Relations between Belarus and Russia are developing fruitfully and constructively in various areas, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said on Tuesday at a meeting with Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
"The New Year has just begun. Last year, the Belarusian-Russian relations developed constructively and fruitfully. For the first time in many years, we entered the new year with resolved issues in the fuel and energy sector and reached all agreements," the Belarusian prime minister’s press service quotes him as saying.
According to Golovchenko, members of the Belarusian and Russian governments "have something to talk about, something to discuss each time." "Relations are developing, we need to move forward," he stressed.
"Life itself pushes us towards combining our potentials, industrial, first and foremost, as well as scientific and intellectual. <…> At a time when the world, in my estimation, is moving along the trajectory of division, <…> we need to move towards the merger of our potentials," the Belarusian prime minister noted.
He added that both countries had preserved the basic structure of the economy, which existed before. "Therefore, we will talk with our Russian counterparts about creating trade, trade and industrial chains and relevant businesses. We need to move away from the regulatory tilt towards creation," Golovchenko said.