PM Rumas hopes to resolve oil dispute with Russia soon

Prime Minister of Belarus Syarhei Rumas has discussed oil disputes with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mashusin in Moscow. In turn, Russian Prime Minister focused on integration issues, spokesperson for the Belarusian government Alyaksandra Isayeva wrote on facebook.

During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mashusin, Prime Minister of Belarus Rumas expressed hope that, given the fall in world oil prices, the problem of oil supply to Belarus would be resolved in the near future.

“The situation has recently changed and oil prices have fallen. In this regard, the Belarusian side has announced a new proposal for oil companies, which the Russian side accepted and promised to hold consultations with oil companies within a few days,” said PM Rumas.

In turn, Mikhail Mishustin noted that Belarus is an ally and strategic partner for Russia. He recalled that last year it was 20 years since the signing of the agreement on the establishment of the Union State.

“I am convinced that in the new decade it will be possible to fully develop the potential of the treaty,” added the Russian Prime Minister.

Earlier, the press service of the Russian government noted that it is planned to discuss topical issues of Russian-Belarusian cooperation during the negotiations, including those regarding the context of integration processes within the Union State.

As for oil supplies from Russia, it is known that several Russian companies have made out routing orders to pump 177 thousand tons of oil to Naftan and 31 thousand tons of raw materials to the Mazyr Refinery through the pipeline in March. According to Transneft, these orders were received back in March, but so far they have not been formalized.