The January 30 meeting of the Belarusian- Russian Union State government in Moscow is expected to focus on the issue of bringing customs and other types of control to the external borders of the Union State, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky told a meeting with State Secretary of the Union State Pavel Borodin in Minsk on Monday.
"We are close to discussing on January 30 the issue of bringing customs, transport and veterinary control to external borders from January 1, 2010," Sidorsky said.
Sidorsky also said that the agenda of his visit to Moscow provides for a meeting with deputies to the Russian prime minister "in order to resolve as many issues before the meeting of the government as possible." The Belarusian prime minister also expressed a readiness to discuss the agenda of the Supreme State Council of the Union State with Borodin.
"The agenda should have a specific and constructive manner given the work of the economies in conditions of the financial and economic crisis," he said.
The board of the Belarusian and Russian economy ministers will hold a joint meeting late this week in Minsk, while March will see a joint meeting of the board of the finance ministries of the two countries.