Natural gas prices, oil supplies to dominate Russian-Belarusian talks

MINSK, January 20 (Itar-Tass) -- Natural gas prices and oil supplies will dominate the talks with new Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich in Moscow on Thursday, January 20.

"A number of pressing issues of bilateral cooperation are expected to be discussed, including the terms of oil supplies in 2011, the price of natural gas in 2011, the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, and a loan from the EurAsEC anti-crisis fund," the press service of the Belarusian government said.

The two sides also plan to discuss the preparation of the next meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State and consider current issues concerning the creation of the Common Economic Space and the operation of the Customs Union formed by Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Myasnikovich will be in Russia on a working visit. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Myasnikovich will discuss pressing issues of bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of trade, economy and energy, and prospects for joint work in the Customs Union.


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