Russia and Belarus have resolved disputes in the oil and gas sector. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin after talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko. Those issues that still remain unresolved, the parties will settle within the next ten days, he added.
«We have agreed that we are going to settle all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. We settled and agreed on how and in what terms we do, — quotes the President TASS. — We’ll do that in the next ten days.»
According to Putin, the parties have found a scheme «in which we keep our approaches, bringing together our positions on prices.» «Found the possibility of mutual concessions, agreed on how we work in this sphere not only in 2017 but in 2018, 2019», — said the Russian leader.
As noted by the head of state, today of controversial issues remained. «We will move forward, we will strengthen relations within the Union state and work to strengthen the regulatory framework on the development of the Eurasian economic Union,» Putin stressed.
According to him, the parties «reiterated their commitment to create the necessary, basic rules and terms by July 2019 to create a single electricity market (namely General terms and conditions), confirmed their willingness to do all that by 1 January 2018 to develop joint rules for the common market of gas, and by 2024, to develop and sign an intergovernmental agreement in the framework of the EurAsEC, the single market of gas».