Fradkov opens talks with Belarussian PM

MOSCOW, September 26 (Itar-Tass) -- The Council of Ministers of the Russia-Belarus Union State should organise effective control over the fulfilment of adopted resolutions, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov said here on Tuesday, opening talks with his Belarussian counterpart Sergei Sidorsky. Their talks will precede a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State.

On the whole, Fradkov praised the level of contacts between Russia and Belarus. "Our dialogue is developing rather effectively. This is going to be the third meeting of the Union Council of Ministers this year. Our trade turnover is growing, contacts are being consolidated, and the integration processes are developing. Still, some problems are left, which evoke our concern," Fradkov said. He mentioned among those problems the control over the fulfilment of the resolutions, adopted by the Union government.

"We should concentrate our efforts on the fulfilment of the resolutions we adopt," Fradkov said. According to his information, he is planning to discuss with Sidorsky some problems connected with the organisation of control over the fulfilment of a number of adopted resolutions.

There are 12 items on the agenda of the meeting of the Union Council of Ministers. He described the level of their analysis as rather high.

The meeting will discuss, among other things, the main parameters of the 2007 budget of the Union State, the implementation of the concept of social development of the Union State for the period ending in 2010, a plan of joint actions for ensuring the functioning of the regional army group of the Russia-Belarus Armed Forces in 2007, the regulations on technical support and restoration of the railway infrastructure of the area, a programme of the upgrading of the system for the protection of common information resources of Russia and Belarus, the results of the fulfilment of the programme of strengthening the border of the Union State in 2002-2005, as well as some other problems.